I am delighted to have been re-elected as Wealden’s Member of Parliament and I am thankful to the people of Wealden for placing their faith in me. To receive the support of 37,027 of Wealden’s residents, with 61.2% of the vote, is truly humbling.
Wealden, like all constituencies, only has one MP, and I will endeavour to do my best for all constituents so please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries or concerns. I will be returning to Westminster to work tirelessly both in the national interest and to serve Wealden and will be updating this website regularly with news and events.
The Hospice in the Weald is a wonderful local facility which it is an honour to be the patron of, and I am also proud to be a patron of the Hailsham cadets and President of Crowborough Cadets, as well as an honoray Vice President of the Dorest Arms Angling Club.
The issues I raise in Parliament are the ones that matter most to the people of Wealden. The issues presented by Gatwick expansion, the poor peformance of Southern Rail and tackling the poor rural broadband which is far too common in Wealden are some of my main campaigns. I have also been elected by my colleagues onto the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, where I will hold the Foreign Office to account. In the last Parliament, I sat on the Home Affairs Select Committee where I was able to hold the Home Office to account, and this Parliament I will be doing the same for the Foreign Office and its Ministers. Some of the big international issues of our time, such as Daesh and the refugee crisis are covered by the Committee. I also sit on the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, where I will be sharing the knowledge and experiences of Westminster to develop and promote open and transparent democracy, in particular focussing on women's issues.
I am delighted to have been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Office, which means that I will be the link between Parliament and the Home Office Ministers. I will be working with the Home Office to tackle issues from knife crime to terrorism. The Speaker of the House of Commons has appointed me to the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which will oversee the selection of individuals to review the Electoral Boundaries. Working cross-party, we will ensure that boundaries are fair impact on our democracy.