I wanted to use this first website post following the general election to say thank you for re-electing me as your Member of Parliament. I have said this many times before, but representing the place I am proud to call home is the best job in the world. Not a day goes by where I don’t reflect on the great responsibility that brings.
But election victories are a time for humility, not hubris. I believe our area faces significant challenges, especially on issues like housing, transport, public health, skills and employment. We need a Member of Parliament who is ready to go to Westminster and make their voice heard, but who is also rooted and active in the community, willing to listen to people’s concerns and offer assistance when needed. Whatever your political views and however you voted in the election, I will be that representative.
I am of the firm belief that politics is the pursuit of noble causes; about how we can make the world around us a better place for each and every one of us. It is up to myself and my colleagues in Parliament to represent the best interest of our constituents, and that is exactly what I intend to do in the coming months and years.
Thank you to everyone who supported me in the election. It is a great honour to serve you in Parliament and I look forward to working with you over the next five years.
PS. You can watch the declaration for our constituency here: https://youtu.be/-6Ten-PLI_o