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Linking our vast regeneration programme to growth for all our residents remains crucial if we are to provide the jobs, education and skills for the future.
Enhancement of our grammar schools, switching street lighting to LED, and maintaining weekly bin collections, rely on rigorous financial management.
Giving people greater confidence to return to our high streets is a vital part of the recovery effort.
The focus has been on the vulnerable – the elderly, the lonely, and getting homeless people off the streets and into secure accommodation.
We boast the lowest council tax in Kent by a significant margin and retain our grammar schools. We are also revitalising derelict waterfronts.
Voluntary-aided status works both for Catholic schools and everyone else. Furthermore, lifting the cap from new institutions could have had unexpected consequences.
Medway, the unitary authority for my constituency of Gillingham and Rainham, is in the top 22 per cent of the most deprived areas for education in England.