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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. 

Climate Hustings - Written Responses to Candidate Questions

I would like to commend the organisers for bringing this event together to ensure the many issues affecting our environment are firmly on the political table ahead of the coming election.

1. Can each candidate explain the fundamentals of their party’s environmental policy?

Parish Councils

English village community spirit is perhaps most aptly personified by the institution we all know as our Parish Councils.  Right across our green and pleasant land they are the people who turn a village from a collection of houses, lanes and fields into a hub of social cohesion, offering cradle a

Helen Joins Campaign to find new site for waste recycling centre

A new campaign is afoot in the North of Maidstone involving the controversial and unpopular site of the Allington Incinerator.  A petition has been gaining considerable support from families in the London Road ‘Orchards’ development because of fears that a new waste recycling facility at the inci

The Kurdish Crisis

Whilst the Brexit impasse continues to frustrate and divide in equal measure within these shores, the world around us is smarting for other reasons as international tensions continue to elevate on a daily basis.

The Queen's Speech

On this page, two weeks ago, I reported from my Party’s autumn conference where a wave of bold policy announcements were made, as a trailer for the new Parliamentary session.