15 JUL 2014

Live Web Chat with Castle Students

It was great to take part in a live web chat with students of Castle Community College to answer their political questions. I was quizzed on a range of topics from school pupils from Years 7 to 12 on local and national issues. Students asked about my greatest achievement as an MP and why I wanted to go into politics, as well as what I thought about issues affecting young people such as tuition fees and restrictions on sugary foods to cut obesity. Also high on...

13 JUL 2014

Deal Barracks 25th Anniversary Concert

It was an honour to attend the 25th Anniversary concert in Deal on Sunday to commemorate the victims of the IRA bombing of Deal Barracks in 1989. On the morning of the 22nd September 1989, the Provision IRA exploded a 15lb bomb at the Royal Marine Barracks in Deal, at the School of Music building, killing 11 Marine bandsmen and wounding a further 21 soldiers. The Royal Marines mark the tragic event every year with a march through Deal and a concert and...

06 JUL 2014

Dogs Trust Micro Chipping Event

I really enjoyed paid a visit to a dog micro chipping event at Jolleys Pet Superstore in Dover. The event, organised by the Dog's Trust, offered free micro chipping to dog owners. I brought along his own terrier, Star, to the event and met fellow owners. From 6th April 2016, the Government is making it compulsory for all dogs to be fitted with microchips. Chipping helps keep dogs safer and helps them to be found quicker if they are lost or stolen. I enjoyed going...

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