Small businesses are key to the sucsess of the British economy (27 Aug 2015)

Charlie looks at the recent successes of local businesses in Dover and Deal. 

"I will continue to campaign for cuts to buisness red tap and regulation to help more small businesses start-up. We also need a serious reform of business rates, which will aid our great local shops and high streets." 

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The results that will shape young people's futures (20 Aug 2015)

Charlie looks at the fantastic A-Level results that have been achieved at local schools. 

"There was strong improvement in many school's results. This means that more of our young people will have the chance to go to university of further education or find a better paid first job." 

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Deal is on the rise - let's keep it going higher (13 Aug 2015)

Charlie celebrates Deal's recent successes and looks to the future of health care, transport and tourism in the town. 

"Deal is a town on the up, but we need to keep it moving that way. We must make sure we have the infrastructure in place to assure continued success."

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Channel chaos requires action across Europe (06 Aug 2015)

Charlie makes the case that action is required across Europe to tackle cross-channel disruption. 

"The EU as a whole needs to process migrants quickly, in the first safe country of arrival - mainly Italy - or even consider humanitarian aid camps in Libya." 

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Measures to ease the impact of Calais Chaos (30 Jul 2015)

Charlie outlines plans to help deal with impact of the chaos and mismanagement of the Port of Calais.

"We urgently need better road infrastructure because this situation is now doing massive damage to our quality of life and the East Kent economy."

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A brighter future for our young people (23 Jul 2015)

Boosting young people's life chances and giving them the opportunity to work hard and do well in life is a key priority for Charlie and the Conservative Government.

"Getting into work is the first step. The next step is helping young people develop the skills and know-how they need to boost their career. That's why promoting more apprenticeships is so important to giving our young people a brighter future."

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Our one nation budget is good news for Dover and Deal (16 Jul 2015)

Charlie outlines why the Chancellor's recent budget is good news for Dover and Deal.

"This Budget cements the sort of positive future we can make in Dover and Deal. More jobs, more money, higher pay and a chance to own your own home. Let's keep our economic recovery going."

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Calais chaos shouldn't bring Kent to a standstill (09 Jul 2015)

Charlie makes the case for alternative cross-Channel routes from Dover to be considered.

"It's easy to stick with Calais. But the problems are increasingly severe. So we need to consider how to get investment for alternative Channel ports to bring them up to scratch for cross-Channel trade."

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The Deal Festival shows our culture and arts scene is thriving (02 Jul 2015)

Charlie attends the opening of the Deal Festival of Music and Arts and discusses the importance of the thriving arts and culture scene in East Kent.

"East Kent should get its fair share of arts funding. Culture should not just be the preserve of the 'great and good' up in London, but for us all. It's important all children and families nationwide have the chance to access top class cultural events."

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Securing a fairer share of healthcare for Dover and Deal (18 Jun 2015)

Following the opening of the New Dover Hospital, Charlie gives an update on his campaign to secure a fairer share of healthcare for Dover and Deal.

"These developments are a great start. Let's continue now to build on our success so far."

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