Ashford is one of the fastest-growing towns in Britain. The Ashford constituency covers not just the town, but an area of 220 square miles between the North Downs, Romney Marsh in the East and the Sussex border in the West.
With the Eurostar rail link providing a gateway to Europe, the HighSpeed 1 fast train to London and the M20 motorway Ashford is of the UK’s most prosperous areas with new businesses, leisure facilities, retail developments, and first-class transport links. Although known as an expanding urban area, much of Ashford is made up of beautiful villages and protected countryside. We need to manage the growth of Ashford so that we do not lose the green fields we value so much, and so that Ashford does not become a dormitory town.
Damian will continue to campaign for sensible growth, accompanied by the public services needed to maintain a high quality of life. He has fought for new facilities in the town, including Ashford College, and the uprating of the signalling which has meant Ashford continues to enjoy international rail links.