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Happy New Year

The New Year is a time to reflect on what has passed and to look ahead to the opportunities to come. And this year, as I consider all that 2017 has in store, I believe those opportunities are greater than ever.

It is the season of "Good will, friendship and kind regard"

There are many beautiful Christmas Trees appearing all over Shepway - and here is one lovely example.

On behalf of Shepway Conservatives we wish you all a Peaceful and Happy Christmas and a fun filled and relaxing New Year with family and friends.


Annual Dinner: Michael Howard introduces guest speaker Amber Rudd

Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, was the guest of honour at the annual dinner of the Folkestone & Hythe Conservative Association’s Annual dinner held at the Hythe Imperial on Friday 18th November.  Former Home Secretary, Lord Howard of Lympne introduced Amber Rudd who gave an impressive speech cov

Call to embrace the future

Shepway Conservatives have welcomed the news that the Government is supporting their plans to create a garden town in the district. Cllr David Monk said:  "In response to a government call for Expressions of Interest in garden settlements, we submitted a bid.

Poppy Appeal Launch

The Poppy Appeal was launched in Kent on 26 October at County Hall with many local Conservatives in attendance.  Shepway Vice chairman, Cllr David Owen, Hythe town mayor, Cllr Michael Lyons and mayoress, Mrs Ann Mayne were among the civic guests on hand to hear about the work of the Royal British

Still working for her electorate

Shepway Conservatives have warmly welcomed Claire Jeffrey to their group on the district council after she resigned from the Labour Party following Jeremy Corbyn’s recent re-election as leader of the national party.

Highways England’s latest consultation on the lorry holding area

Highways England are holding a series of exhibitions locally about their plans for a lorry holding area between the villages of Stanford and Sellindge.  Three have already taken place in August at Sellindge, Folkestone and Postling but there are five more to come in September.

Keeping in touch and working for you

During my campaign I promised to do more to keep residents informed about the work I would be doing as Police and Crime Commissioner. I have started to write weekly blogs about my activities, meetings and other engagements. You can read the latest two editions here:

Summer Lunch

Local Conservatives gathered at a Summer Lunch hosted by Brenda Duggleby and family.  Damian Collins MP was in attendance and spoke about his confidence in the future with Theresa May as your new Prime Minister.