News

Our Man - Give a Day to Policing

With crime and policing prominent in the news at the moment, I was pleased to take part in the Give a Day to Policing scheme this year. This is an invitation given to MPs to spend a day with police officers out at the sharp end, to see how the demands on the police are changing.

Ashford MP encourages local firms to recruit disabled people

Ashford employers are grouping together to support more disabled people into jobs.

The disability employment rate is now nearly 52%, up from 44% five years ago. Ashford wants to go further by hosting a Disability Confident event.

Our Man - Supporting local businesses, and my views on Brexit

There has been a distinct shift in the wind in Ashford businesses’ attitude to Brexit in recent months. At the start of this year the real fear was of a No Deal exit, and all the potential difficulties that would cause. More recently the biggest problem has been the continuing uncertainty.

Our Man - Local Elections 2019

As today (Thursday) sees local elections take place, I want to take the opportunity to pay tribute to those who are standing from all parties.

Our Man - Brexit and the M20

The delay in the Brexit departure date means that the emergency measures on the M20 can be taken off—or does it?