22 APR 2017

Launching my election campaign in Dover & Deal

I launched my election campaign on Saturday. I held street stalls and heard about the local issues which matter most to residents. We also chatted about my plan for stronger borders, more investment and better healthcare in Dover and Deal. It was great to meet people. A lot of them told me what a great job they think Theresa May is doing – and that she is the strong leader we need to make a success of Brexit. I was really pleased to hear people support my plan...

20 APR 2017

Why strong borders matter

The Dunkirk migrant camp was destroyed in a fire last week. The flames tore through the closely-packed huts, burning them to the ground as hundreds of vulnerable people fled for their lives. The devastation brought back memories of the huge fires we saw at the Jungle camp in Calais. And it reminded us all of why we fought so hard to get the Jungle dismantled last year. Because the Dunkirk fire yet again showed just how dangerous these camps are – for the people...

11 APR 2017

Hearing how Dover firms will cope post-Brexit

I heard how one of Dover's biggest employers plans to make a success of trading post-Brexit. The Megger Group manufactures test equipment for electrical power applications, employing around 240 people from its base in Archcliffe Road. I was shown around the plant after a meeting with managing director Graham Heritage. He told me the firm is already having to look to Europe and beyond as they are struggling to recruit enough skilled workers from the UK. Megger is...

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