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Homelessness Reduction in Maidstone

Rough sleeping is a complex and multi-faceted problem and there is, of course, no silver bullet solution. The issue can only be solved sustainably if its root causes are properly tackled.

Housing and Infrastructure

For at least the last five years, the most persistent  issue raised with me by the people of Maidstone & the Weald has been concern about excessive housing development, particularly when it isn’t accompanied by the required infrastructure.   It was at the forefront of my discussions on the do

UK Africa Investment Summit

On Monday this week I joined our Prime Minister and 16 African Heads of State in London at our first UK-Africa Trade and Investment Summit.

Iran

As the UK prepares to leave the EU one of our new Government’s priorities is to strengthen our role in international affairs.  Fittingly, the first debate on the Queens Speech in Parliament this week was named ‘Britain in the World’ and was particularly timely in view of the current volatile poli

2020: The Year Ahead

2020 is certain to be an historic year for our sceptered isles. We will leave the European Union and chart a new relationship with our closest geographical neighbours, based on free trade and security co-operation.

Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, according to the dulcet tones of the late great Andy Williams on my radio, and so it may be for those of us with family, friends and festive fare abounding.  For others, however, Christmas can magnify the starkness of loneliness and for some, the desperat

Thank You

As the dust begins to settle following last week’s General Election, I want to thank people in Maidstone and The Weald for again placing their trust in me as their MP. It is humbling to have your support and I am enormously privileged to continue to serve our fabulous community.