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UKIP’s Focus on Public Services

Before going up to Parliament yesterday, I welcomed my party leader and health spokesperson to Rochester to launch UKIP’s health policy, and then visited a GP surgery followed by a school in special measures in Strood. Our health launch was the second keynote event addressed by Nigel Farage and key UKIP spokespeople, a series which started…

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Meeting Southeastern’s new top man

I am grateful to Southeastern Train’s new Managing Director David Statham for coming to see me in Parliament today, and for bringing with him for our discussions their timetabling guru Richard Dean. Both are pictured with me. A Labour MP was quick to point out that we all seem to be wearing purple ties, although…

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Campaign success as Lodge Hill ‘called in’

Medway Council’s support for Lodge Hill and concreting over a bird sanctuary to build 5,000 houses played a key part in my decision to leave the Conservative Party and join UKIP. The Conservative Council’s plans, supported by both Labour and the Lib Dems have now, after months of our campaigning, been stopped in their tracks. In…

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A Cosy Cartel Closing Ranks?

In Parliament today I asked the following question: Mark Reckless (Rochester and Strood) (UKIP): When the Home Affairs Committee investigated child sexual abuse in Rochdale and in Rotherham, we did see a difference: there was at least some action in Rochdale, but we found complete denial in Rotherham, so I support the thrust of the…