We need the M20 to run smoothly not only for freight and tourist traffic but also to ensure that our local roads are kept clear of traffic that ought to be on the motorway. So I want to see Operation Brock used only in real emergencies.
Eurostar stopped services to and from Ashford at the start of the pandemic and have not yet restored them. I am involved with campaigning alongside Kent County Council and Ashford Borough Council to persuade the company to bring them back.
Ashford has proved an exciting place to do business in recent years. I have worked with business organisations and councils to make Ashford attractive to inward investment and we can see the fruits of this work.
Over recent years I have campaigned successfully to see off the threat to close the A&E services at the William Harvey which came from the idea a new so-called “super-hospital” in Canterbury. That idea has now gone away.
As a Vice-President of Protect Kent Damian has a long-standing interest in preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of the Kent countryside. He believes this goes alongside helping our farmers to be successful and to ensuring that rural crime is given sufficient attention by Kent Police.
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