28 JUL 2016

Latest Employment Figures

I am delighted to see unemployment and youth unemployment continue to fall. The latest jobs statistics that show the number claiming the main unemployment benefit has fallen 44% in Dover and Deal since 2010 to 1,177. Youth unemployment is now down 60% to 235. Today's employment figures show that because of the economic decisions we have taken over the past six years, the fundamentals of our economy are strong and will continue to be strong as we negotiate our...

28 JUL 2016

My plan for investment to restore order at the border

Once again Dover was plunged into traffic chaos over the weekend as 14-hour queues built up at the port. The delays were caused by French border officials. Our Government was warned this situation was developing. It should have been prepared. But the Government was caught sleeping at the wheel. This must change. It's always the same story. Every year we have a nightmare on roads, whether it's caused by French workers striking, bad weather or even migrants storming...

24 JUL 2016

Dover Patrol Memorial

I was proud to lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Dover to acknowledge the great sacrifice members of the Dover Patrol made to keep Britain safe during the First World War at the Dover Patrol Memorial on Sunday. Around 2,000 members of the Dover Patrol lost their lives during the First World War. It is important that we remember everyone who died. We will never forget the sacrifices they made for our country.

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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