16 AUG 2018

Making our borders safer and more secure

Just two years ago, more than 10,000 people were living in squalor in the Calais Jungle. People traffickers lurked around every corner in the migrant camp, just across the English Channel from Dover. Tourists and truckers were regularly waylaid on the road to Calais. Gangs would do everything possible to cause delays so they could smuggle migrants into the back of lorries. From traffickers wielding machetes and chainsaws, to burning branches being thrown across the...

16 AUG 2018

Crunch talks with Southern Water

Flooding in Albert Road was high on the agenda again during my crunch talks withh Southern Water. The street in Deal has suffered three serious flooding incidents in the last four years, the last of which was in January 2016. I have fought for more investment and Southern Water has spent around £1 million upgrading Golf Road pumping station and extending the outfall at Canada Road. But residents remain concerned after Southern Water highlighted insufficient...

13 AUG 2018

Brilliant ballet at St Margaret's

A brilliant ballet performance was put on by youngsters in St Margaret's on Sunday. The St Margaret's Festival Ballet stunned the audience with their take on Coppelia, composed by Leo Delibes.  My family was among the crowd in St Margaret's village hall. Audience members were also invited to join the performers for afternoon tea with homemade cakes between performances. This was a truly brilliant performance by hugely talented local youngsters. Director Sarah...