Last week I was honoured to be elected for a third time to serve Crawley as its Member of Parliament.
I look forward to pursuing further the issues which were raised with me throughout the town during the election. These include continuing to grow our economy and increase employment, improved public services, funding for local schools, animal welfare and of course our exit from the European Union - 590 of the 650 MPs elected last Thursday stood on promises in their party’s manifesto to deliver Brexit and the British people’s instruction given last June must be honoured.
Whilst pleased to have received more than half the votes cast, I’m also conscious that many people didn’t put their cross next to my name on the ballot paper. I’ll strive to try and represent, to the best of my ability, all people in Crawley regardless of political preference.
We must never take our democracy for granted, and I extend my gratitude to the Acting Returning Officer, Crawley Borough Council staff and Sussex Police, all of whom ensured a safe and secure election process.
There’s been lots to do since the results were declared and several local events to attend. I’ve also been replying to emails from residents – one of the main issues which has been raised with me since the election result on Friday is ensuring the UK secures the best possible deal from Britain leaving the EU.
The Conservative Party fought a sub-standard campaign nationally to the frustration of me and many others locally. Part of my task is to directly convey to the Government what needs to change and in that Crawley’s interests will be front and centre.
If I may be able to assist, please do not hesitate to contact me, either by writing to me at: the House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA, calling: 01293 934554 or by emailing: email@example.com