Stephen Bates visits US Congress in Washington DC

Stephen said: “I was hugely privileged to visit the United States Congress in Washington DC and am very grateful to Congressman Aderholt’s office and particularly to Gregor Catto. It was fascinating to see the US system at close quarters and compare it with the UK.

Stephen Bates attends Ashford Constituency AGM

Stephen Bates was pleased to attend a packed #Ashford @Conservatives AGM tonight and was pleased to see the team elected; hear about lots of great initiatives across Ashford, especially @AshfordCouncil; and particularly at this time, to hear the wise, level-headed words of excellent Ashford MP @D

Stephen Bates attends Canterbury Constituency AGM

Stephen Bates was delighted to attend the excellent Canterbury Conservative Association AGM which elected a strong team full of ambition for #Canterbury - and where it was standing room only - most encouraging!

Happy New Year

2018 was a busy year, with a lot of campaigning work helping to deliver solid successes in Canterbury, Maidstone, Ashford and across Kent. Through 2018, Stephen also worked hard across the South East and right across the wider UK, promoting the Conservative cause.

Stephen Bates campaigning in Kennington by-election to Ashford Borough Council

Stephen Bates was very pleased to see Nathan Illfe elected to Ashford Borough Council after a hard fought and tight campaign for the Kennington ward, which Nathan won by 20 votes. Stephen was delighted to see a fellow Brake Bros candidate being elected in Ashford and believes Nathan will do a sup