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Leadership Contest

For the second time since I became an MP, I share with my colleagues the profound responsibility of choosing two new leadership candidates for my Party, one of whom will become the next Prime Minister of our country.

KM Column: Trump State Visit

The partnership between the UK and the USA is known as the ‘Special Relationship’ for good reason. Over many decades, the USA has been our strongest ally and the close co-operation between our two countries underpins global security and prosperity.

KM Column: Beyond Brexit

The failure of Parliament to coalesce on a Brexit theme has moved the British public to reaffirm their division about the EU.  The lion’s share of last week’s Euro votes were shared between parties with a clear message of either leave or remain.  Labour’s fence sitting and my own Party’s lack of

Transport in Maidstone

Be it catching the train to work, riding the bus into town for shopping or hopping in the car to take our children to school we all rely on transport in our everyday lives.

Maidstone Mencap has a new President

Maidstone Mencap has a new President.  After six years in the post Andrew Wells, son of former MP for Maidstone the late Sir John Wells, decided to step down and had over the reins.  The Board approached Mrs Grant to take over after 10 years as a Vice President, alongside neighbouring MPs Tom Tug

Maidstone MP Demands Meeting on Delay to Train Service

Helen Grant, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and the Weald, has written to the Trains Minister demanding he visit Maidstone for an urgent public meeting as concern grows that the long-promised City Thameslink Service from Maidstone East may face even further delay.

KM Column: Mental Health Awareness Week

One of the most fulfilling aspects of my role is the opportunity and responsibility of offering help to my constituents, often at times of their greatest need.

KM Column: Marcus Grant Calms the Storm

Ever since we returned from the Christmas break there seems to have been little respite in the world of politics.  Almost every week there has been drama, crisis and intrigue; ‘House of Cards’ seems tame by comparison, and the outrageously satirical ‘The Thick of It’ struggles to match its mirth

KM Column: Looking After Older People

If you’ve seen the 2011 movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, then apart from probably having a good laugh, you’ll also have seen a depiction of life as a pensioner being effervescent, fulfilling and worthwhile.  Oh, that it could be so for everyone, but the truth is without good health, financia