Local News

Thursday, 21 October, 2010

On Tuesday 19th October, I joined ex-professional footballers, representatives from the Professional Footballers Association and members of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign to give my support to the charity’s bid to become The Football Association’s Charity of the Year for 2011.

Friday, 7 May, 2010

Tracey Crouch has been elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Chatham and Aylesford. She won with an extremely solid 20,230 votes and 46.2% share of the vote – representing a swing of 9.4% towards the Conservatives.

Saturday, 1 May, 2010

As the General Election approaches the final stretch, Conservatives released a report card revealing Labour’s failure across the English regions. On the key issues of concern to voters, Labour have spent billions yet failed to improve the quality of life for many millions of people across the country.

Tuesday, 6 April, 2010

With the expenses scandal overshadowing British politics, it is important for candidates to try and restore voters’ trust and faith in politicians.  So as the 2010 General Election begins, Tracey Crouch, has signed a Clean Campaign Pledge providing voters with a clear personal commitment to behave responsibly and fairly during the forthcoming campaign period, and to uphold high standards if successfully elected to Westminster.

Friday, 5 March, 2010

The postcard petitions against house building proposals in Capstone Valley have now stopped coming back to the office so I recently handed over thousands of cards to Medway Council Leader Rodney Chambers who in turn tabled them at last night’s Council meeting.

Sunday, 28 February, 2010

I spent much of this morning in my wellies with Cllr Dave Smith and local Aylesford village residents who had spent the early hours putting sandbags and floodguards in front of their doors trying to prevent their properties flooding. Rochester Road and Bush Row were yet again flooded due to the ongoing problem with the stream and all before the River Medway had reached high tide.

Friday, 19 February, 2010

I am still working full time (the mortgage has to get paid some how) but this week I took three days off to do some meetings and visits that are impossible to do during the weekend or evenings.  Wednesday was absolutely jam packed. First up was a visit to the White Road Estate Community Centre to meet with staff and volunteers.

Sunday, 17 January, 2010

Having written to the local police calling for the owners whose trapped and abandoned cars were towed away during the recent snow storms to be reimbursed, I was pleased to hear Kent Chief Constable Mike Fuller urging those affected to appeal the charge.

Tuesday, 16 June, 2009

For the THIRD time, proposals to concrete over Capstone Valley are being consulted on despite opposition from the public and our Conservative controlled council.