75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Today marks the 75th anniversary of #VEday. I know that many of you would have planned to join the celebrations, however given the current restrictions I wanted to share with you some ideas for how to mark the occasion from the safety of your home.

Kent Household Waste Recycling Centres to open on 15th May

It is great news that from Friday 15th May Kent County Council Household Waste Recycling Centres will re-open to the public for essential use. I know their closure has caused difficulties, and I have been asking Kent for them to be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.

Health and Social Care Committee - schools and COVID-19

Over the last few weeks I have spoken to many concerned parents and teachers from across the constituency who have voiced their nervousness regarding the impact of reopening schools on the spread of COVID-19.

Health and Social Care Committee - midwifery services

At the Health and Social Care committee last week, I had the opportunity to talk with Gill Walton, CEO of the Royal College of Midwives, about the staffing of maternity wards and access to pain relief during the COVID-19 outbreak.