Yesterday I was proud to use my first question at Prime Minister’s Questions since returning to the backbenches to raise the issue of the potential closure of Chatham Docks.
I know many people in Rochester and Strood are concerned about the threat to the Docks and the potential loss of over 1000 skilled jobs which will make way for new flats and shops. It is the home to successful maritime, construction and recycling businesses all growing despite COVID as well as contributing over £250m to the local economy.
That is why I asked the Prime Minister today if he agreed with me about the importance of coastal infrastructure, such as Chatham Docks, in playing a significant role in the growth of local economies.
I was pleased to hear the Prime Minister confirm that he is hopeful a solution can be found that protects the various benefits Chatham Docks provides to our local economy and community.
I will continue to do all I can to ensure the commercial future of Chatham Docks by continuing to work with my councillors and lobby ministers to protect this important local asset. If you would like to be kept updated with this campaign, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can view my question to the Prime Minister here: