14 JUN 2019

Improvement for NHS wheelchair services

Kent's waiting list for NHS wheelchairs has reduced by more than 40 per cent in the eight months since MPs called for more investment. Severely disabled people had been waiting months for repairs and in some cases more than a year-and-half for assessments after Millbrook Healthcare took over wheelchair services across Kent and Medway in 2017. Kent MPs approached local NHS bosses and in September 2018 more than £1.5 million of additional funding was agreed. The...

13 JUN 2019

Why I'm backing Boris for PM

Since the referendum we've worked tirelessly to make sure the Government is ready on day one for Brexit – deal or no deal. Because nowhere are preparations more needed than at the Dover frontline. Not only is it a sensible precaution, it is the best way of securing a good deal for our country. European leaders needed to know we mean business and are prepared to walk away if need be. The current Prime Minister could have done so much more. Especially investing in...

06 JUN 2019

Let's set the mortgage prisoners free

I called for full regulation of the mortgage industry in Parliament today. A debate on a cross-party motion I brought to set the so-called "mortgage prisoners" free took place in the Main Chamber of the House of Commons. Up to 200,000 people are trapped in expensive mortgage deals due to affordability rules brought in after the financial crash. The regulations say they can't afford to re-mortgage – even with interest rates lower than they are already...