Our Man - the views of local businesses

At this time of maximum uncertainty for the economy, with the threat of coronavirus hanging over the whole world, it was a very good time to take the views of local businesses at the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce last week.

Damian Green MP's 2020 Jobs Fair

I will be holding my annual Jobs Fair on Friday, 21st February 2020, from 10am - 1pm at Ashford College. The fair is open to all and is a free event. 

Parliamentary debate about High Speed One

On Tuesday 21st January 2020, I led a parliamentary debate on High Speed One (HS1) rolling stock to discuss the need for new rolling stock on the High Speed line.

Our man - An update about the M20

After spending last Saturday unusually in Westminster I had hoped to be able to write this column explaining what happens next in the Brexit saga. Sadly as I write nothing is yet clear, and I can only hope that we can see the route ahead by the time you are reading this.

Our Man - Celebrating charities and volunteering in Ashford

Most of the time this column is useful to address the problems and complaints people have. There is never a shortage of subjects! Occasionally though I like to use it to remind us all of the quiet good work that goes on around our local community every day.

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.