I'm standing for Elham Valley and campaigning for better broadband and mobile phone access for the area. 95% of Kent homes will have access to superfast broadband by the end of 2017 thanks to investment by KCC but there's more to be done. Another priority for me is making sure Kent gets its fair share of funding compared with the cities and Northern areas.
I'm a great admirer of our community groups and the work they do. I've not only supported them with my KCC Member grants but joined them in their work wherever I can such as the litterpicks and Speedwatch groups.
As well as serving as a trustee of two local charities I am proud to be honorary president of the National Coastwatch Institute (Folkestone) which I successfully nominated for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.