Farewell to an opponent of note, but port dream goes on (16 May 2013)
The port sell off was stopped before Christmas – an incredible victory for the whole community. Here, Charlie talks about the next step – a community owned port with the port, town and ferry companies working in partnership.
"For me it matters that the people have a say and are involved in the future of the port. The next period is going to be very important for Dover and will have a profound impact on the future of the town and the coming decades."
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Why did Ukip surge founder in Dover and Deal contests (09 May 2013)
Charlie reflects on the recent local elections.
"Well done to the winning and losing candidates on fighting energetic and impassioned campaigns, and good luck to all elected councilors over the next four years."
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We're slowly improving but work remains (02 May 2013)
Charlie talks about the progress being made in Dover and Deal over the last few years, with the high speed train for Deal and a new hospital in Dover.
"We can all see the potential of our corner of Kent. I am working tirelessly to make it happen."
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Armed forces veterans need more support (25 Apr 2013)
Charlie makes the case for giving more support to our veterans.
"We should do more to tilt public service priorities to our veterans – particularly when it comes to accessing housing and health services."
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Time to look back at legacy of Thatcher (18 Apr 2013)
Charlie reflects on Margaret Thatcher's legacy.
"Whether you loved or hated her, there is no doubt that Britain was profoundly transformed under her premiership."
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Paris deserved second chance over tweet row (11 Apr 2013)
Charlie comments on the resignation of Kent's Youth Police Commissioner.
"I believe she should have had a chance to show what she can do. I believe in the power of forgiveness, redemption, the second chance and the way back."
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Opportunity to catch up with events on home turf (04 Apr 2013)
Charlie talks about what will be keeping him busy in Dover and Deal while Parliament is in recess.
"In many ways Parliamentary recess is the best of times - a chance to get away from the Westminster bubble and talk to people about the things that matter in the real world."
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Trivial worries risk killing off hospital plans (28 Mar 2013)
A fair share of health care is a priority for us all.
With the new Dover Hospital at a critical stage, Charlie gives an update.
"We stand on the threshold of getting the new hospital we have waited so long to see. And a fit-for-purpose hospital to boot."
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We should do more to make this immoral trade unviable (21 Mar 2013)
Charlie sets out his opposition to live exports from Dover.
"I do not want live animal exports to resume from Dover. It will be bad for animal welfare, bad for our local economy and bad for regeneration and the reputation of our town."
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Popularity of jobs fair tells us a lot about local economy (14 Mar 2013)
Charlie talks about last week's Jobs Fair at Dover Town Hall.
"Too often people fell politicians talk while they pay. I try to make things happen and get stuff done."
Jobs Fair hailed as a success - read the full Dover Express article here.
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