Our Man - Kent Infrastructure Summit

I was delighted to play a role in the first-ever Kent Infrastructure Summit last week, organised by the Kent and Medway Economic Partnership in conjunction with Kent MPs.

Our Man - Ashford Truck Stop

When Operation Stack is in force, there is little else anyone wants to talk about, because of the huge level of inconvenience it causes all of us.

Our Man in Westminster - Housing in Ashford

As we all grind back into action in 2017 it is already clear that housing will be one of the big issues of the year, on a national level as well as locally.

Commons Touch - 2016

As it is the season of goodwill, carols, chestnuts roasting by an open fire, and all that sort of thing, I thought I should be thinking about floods.

December Newsletter 2016

A Message from Damian

 I want to wish you all a peaceful and merry Christmas and a happy New Year.


Useful numbers over the festive period

Commons Touch - Teachers

One of the longest-running discussions that happens around local schools is about the availability of teaching staff.

Damian visits Premier Foods

Damian visited Premier Foods in Ashford to celebrate Sally Gillam's 40 anniversary. 


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Our Man - Schools and Education

Since the announcement of extra support for grammar schools in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement there has been another round of the arguments about the merits of grammar schools.