Small really is beautiful - so let's back our lifeblood (05 Dec 2013)
Charlie discusses how he and the Government are helping small businesses.
-Action to reduce small businesses' National Insurance bill.
-Campaigning for small businesses to be paid more promptly.
-Creating a level playing field for local High Street traders by tackling tax avoidance by big multi national internet retailers.
-A new focus on cutting business rates and red tape.
"I will continue to campaign in Parliament to help small businesses, because they are the lifeblood of our community."
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'Referendum to let Dover folk decide their future' (28 Nov 2013)
Charlie makes the case for a community port plan and says that proposals about the port's future should be put to the people of Dover in a referendum.
"If a concrete proposal is put forward it must be put to a referendum so all of us make the decision on our future together - a future we can all be part of."
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'We need a recovery that everyone can be a part of' (21 Nov 2013)
Focus on the economy
As the economy shows signs of healing, Charlie talks about his determination to see Dover and Deal benefit from the recovery.
"I will keep doing my best to see we benefit from the recovery. It needs to be a recovery for the whole country this time - and that includes us."
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Addressing the 'magnet' issues behind human trade (14 Nov 2013)
Charlie discusses "one of the great evils of our time" - human trafficking.
"Our UKBA officers do an excellent job keeping us all safe and protecting our fellow human beings from exploitation. We must remain ever vigilent."
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There is more work to do on correcting our toxic economy (07 Nov 2013)
Positive signs that the economy is healing, yet much more to do - like reforming the water industry after years of Labour's mismanagement.
"It's a positive sign that we are seeing things improve. It's encouraging that job-creating projects like Hadlow are moving ahead locally...yet I know how much more there is to do. I will continue to work tirelessly for more jobs, money and fairness for hardworking families."
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Our gas and electric costs must be dealt with properly (31 Oct 2013)
Charlie sets out what he thinks could be done to protect consumers from rising energy bills.
"Energy policy is and will be a big issue over the long term. For me, the priorities should be cheap, safe, secure energy that has the lowest impact on the environment"
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I want land of opportunity, but one with protections (24 Oct 2013)
In this week's article, Charlie discusses the heartless approach the previous government took towards zero hour contracts and welcomes the action now being taken to address the problem.
"Having listened to what people have said to me in the street and in my surgeries, I feel the balance is wrong. It is not right that a person can have five hours' work one week and 30 the next."
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Why I heeded call to take Government Euro position (17 Oct 2013)
Charlie gives an insight into his new role as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Europe.
"It is to help ensure we get that referendum and because we are so particularly affected by everything to do with the EU in our corner of Kent that I decided to accept this role."
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Water industry must clean up its grubby act (10 Oct 2013)
Charlie discusses his recent study of the water industry which found that water companies are avoiding tax while increasing bills.
"Water is an essential supply and the industry – including Southern Water – needs to operate in a more responsible, low risk, lower billing way."
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Gas drilling risk to water supplies is just too high (03 Oct 2013)
Charlie discusses local planning applications for gas drilling.
"So what will I be doing about it? I have been raising my concerns with ministers for the past few days. I am setting out my concerns to the Environment Agency and the local water company. My priority, if the UK is to go for this gas exploration, is that it should be as safe and environmentally friendly as possible."
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