12 JAN 2017

Visa waiver system will fund stronger border

Leaving the European Union will mean a lot of change – nowhere more so than at the Dover and Deal frontline. The end of unchecked EU immigration will require a beefing up of our border controls. The rising threats of organised crime, trafficking and terror all mean we must invest more in intelligence to keep us safe. Yet at the same time we want to maintain the free flow of trade at Dover – and have smooth journeys for legitimate travellers too. How could we...

09 JAN 2017

It's all-go for train station car park

I was delighted to learn that a new car park at Dover Priory train station looks set to be built in 2017. The 100-space surface-level car park was given planning permission by Dover District Council at the end of last year. It follows a long campaign I led to get more parking provision at the site off Folkestone Road. Essex-based developers Churchgate Ltd will deliver it. This looks set to be a real victory for commuters. It proves we were right to keep fighting...

05 JAN 2017

Let's make Brexit Britain work for Dover and Deal

Happy New Year! After a year of huge change, what lies ahead for Dover and Deal? The past 12 months brought us Brexit, a new Prime Minister and big questions about the future of Britain. Brexit brings us great opportunities. 2017 will be about making Brexit Britain work for places like Dover and Deal – not just London. That's why I'll keep campaigning in Parliament on the things that matter to families and businesses in Dover and Deal. Let's start by making sure...

In June, the New Dover Hospital opened its door to patients. To have a brand new state of the art, fit for purpose hospital in the middle of Dover shows how far we've come in getting a fairer share of healthcare for our community.

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