Volunteer Police Cadets will be in every part of the county by the end of this year – there were none when I was elected in 2016.
Posts Tagged: Kent
I have never seen so many spoiled ballots before – and every single one carried some variation of “give us Brexit now”.
It is easy to conclude that the Conservatives were the biggest losers. The question of who won is more complicated.
Remember where we are; remember what has come down to us. Our unique heritage is there to be opened up.
This is what we have been doing at the Dover front line – working hard on preparations for disruption. We are making sure that we stand ready.
The Government should back these sensible plans. We must avoid a repeat of the disruption on the roads that took place in 2015.
Tom Tugendhat: Brexit can only work if we invest in it – streamlining ports, upgrading customs, readying systems, working with neighbours
We decided to leave the EU but have continued to behave as if we were still in. But preparing for the future means knowing where we are.
Matthew Scott: Ignore the outdated, inaccurate criticisms – we Police and Crime Commissioners are making a positive difference
It’s easy to gripe, but the role, done well, can be powerful, transformative and create greater transparency.
Iain Dale: As I prepared for my Question Time debut, I heard that Diane Abbott had pulled out. Was it something I said?
Plus: May in trouble and Rudd in danger over Windrush. Corbyn stumbles. The pound rises. Local elections loom. And: the dignity of Neville Lawrence.
As a Kent MP, I’m delighted Canterbury is one of the sites chosen to host new training facilities.
Only six per cent of land is built on. Yet the planning system is still blocking perfectly reasonable development proposals.
We should also be aware of any risks to privacy or individual freedom, but in Kent the technology is working well.
Matthew Scott: The police are plugging a gap in mental healthcare provision – but we can’t do so forever
There will always be an element of policing that involves helping those in distress or crisis. But our officers are no substitute for proper NHS services.
If more Cabinet members had won their seats from Labour, perhaps it would leak just a little bit less
Maybe it was ever thus, at least in modern times, but Tory-held suburban seats outside the South-East are under-represented at the top table.
Heath and Social Care integration is in everyone’s interests and we need to work hard to make it a reality.