General Election

I was very pleased and honoured to be re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Tewkesbury. It is a great area and I’ll continue to do my best for the people who live here.

I’d like to thank all the council staff for their efficiency in the running of the election and thank all their helpers for their hard work on the day. I’d also like to thank all my supporters and volunteers and, of course, everyone who turned out to vote.

I was pleased that a majority government was elected. The 2017-19 Parliament was not a productive one because of the lack of a government majority and during this time trust in the political process and politicians was eroded. I hope that that trust can be restored during the course of this Parliament.

Brexit is, of course, the main and most immediate issue we face. However, the government is also committed to delivering more funding for schools and the NHS, as well as developing a better broadband system and recruiting more police officers. All these policies will, when delivered, benefit our area and I look forward to playing my part in supporting them. I also look forward to helping the government to deliver the solution to the A417 – Missing Link problem, which it has pledged to do.

And, of course, I shall continue to help constituents with all the individual issues which they raise with me.

I should like to wish all constituents a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.