Michael Fallon spoke to the residents of New Ash Green yesterday concerning both national and local matters. Locally, he set out his priorities, including ensuring a grammar school for boys was opened, maintaining the green belt, increasing further the numbers of people with access to superfast broadband, and seeking to reduce even further the number of those under 25 currently unemployed in the District - the figure is currently the very low figure of 70. On national matters, he set out the hard choices that had to be made, what had been achieved so far and why only Theresa May could obtain the best possible deal in the Brexit negotiations. Concerning Labour, he said they could not be trusted with the defence of the country and poured scorn on their spending commitments which just do not add up - and in particular pointed out that unemployment in France was twice that of the UK, following the implementation of socialist policies by Francois Hollande. Michael took a whole host of questions and answers concerning such matters as the NHS, pollution and healthcare of the elderly.