Many charities organise events in the House of Commons to publicise their cause. Often the most useful part of this for me is obtaining the local facts and figures which illustrate how Ashford compares with the rest of the country.
One of the insights I gain from the increasingly heated debate on Brexit is that this has become a rare political issue which engages people across the board. Usually when people in Ashford talk to me in supermarkets or on the street it is about personal issues for them.
As the Brexit debate reaches a climax I was one of a group of Kent MPs who visited the port authorities at Dover to receive a practical briefing on the implications of any disruption on the Dover- Calais crossing.
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