29 APR 2016

Campaigning to secure a fairer share of healthcare for Dover & Deal

Getting the highest quality healthcare matters to us all. This is why I am proud that the Government has been increasing spending on the NHS in real terms since 2010. Powers have also been shifted from NHS officials to GPs on the front line. This has had a real impact on making sure we have got a fairer share of healthcare for our community. For before 2010, Dover's much loved Buckland Hospital had been decimated for a decade. Wards had been axed one by one....

23 APR 2016

Why our asylum policy must be driven by compassion

Recent attempts by migrants to break into Britain by lorry and dinghy have caused renewed concern. Thousands of attempts are made every year. Thanks to our border controls being in Calais, the overwhelming majority do not succeed. They are caught by vigilant ships that patrol the English Channel. By eagle eyed border officers. And by highly trained dogs who sniff out people hiding in the fruit and veg. Yet the problem of the Calais Jungle remains. There are some...

22 APR 2016

The Alkham Valley Community Project

It was great to visit the Alkham Valley Community Project to see the wonderful new stable yard they have built with support from the Wooden Spoon Charity. The Alkham Valley Community Project provide equestrian facilities for the disabled and disadvantaged. The project recently opened a new stable yard funded by the Wooden Spoon Charity. It will be used for educational and therapeutic activities for children and young people. The charity is now working to raise...

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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