I am grateful to my constituents who write to me regarding a wide variety of national issues. However, due to the volume of campaign-style emails that are now being generated it is difficult to respond to each of these personally in a timely fashion. I have therefore created this section on my website and I will be posting my responses to various subjects here.

My responses are organised here by subject depending on which Government Department they fall under. I shall endeavour to update the topics here as soon as I have had an opportunity to consult with Ministers and conduct research into the concerns raised in the emails received.

I will of course continue to respond personally to individual constituency casework enquiries via email and letter.


Helen's column

05 OCT 2017

News in the making...

Kent Messenger Column – 05-10-17 Last week I used this column to champion the importance of inspiring new generations to take an active interest in politics. This week an opportunity has arisen for...


28 SEP 2017

Party Conference

Kent Messenger Column - 28-09-17 The excessive cost of attending party conferences has been a bugbear of mine for years now. I last wrote about this a couple of years ago, with particular reference...


21 SEP 2017

New Housing Consultation

Kent Messenger Column - 21-09-17  Readers will surely be aware of the ongoing spat over Maidstone's emerging local plan, driving both local MPs to seek intervention by the Secretary of State. It...