22 FEB 2018

Robert's Law would boost the war on drugs with tougher sentences

A few months ago Michelle Fraser came to see me at one of my surgeries to talk about her son. Robert had been killed after unknowingly taking a deadly drug called fentanyl. He was just 18 years old. Michelle's love for her son shone through at that meeting. Robert meant everything to her and had been taken at such a young age. Yet she refused to despair and give up hope. From the first moment it was clear Michelle was a fighter. That she wanted justice for her son...

15 FEB 2018

Kent Mining Museum to open this year

I was given a tour of Betteshanger Park's new Visitor Centre ahead of its opening later this year. Construction restarted in September at the Hadlow Group-owned Sandwich Road site, where the £9.5m building taking shape is as long as London's iconic Gherkin tower is tall. Set among the 250-acre country park, it will eventually be home to Kent Mining Museum, a green energy centre, cycle hire and change facilities, learning and conference spaces, a shop, a café and...

15 FEB 2018

Fighting for the investment Dover and Deal deserves

We've been fighting hard to get more money for our police and local services. Everyone knows that savings have needed to be made in recent years. It was the only way of dealing with the mountain of crippling debt left by Labour. Yet here in Kent the local authorities have done an incredible job. Rather than go on wild borrowing sprees, they've worked hard to balance the books. Of course, we need to speak up when we think they've got something wrong. That's why we...