As your MP, I work to serve the community in Stafford and my priorities for Stafford in this Parliament include:
1. Delivering Brexit
Stafford voted to leave. We must deliver on the result of the referendum. That's why I'm backing our Prime Minister to leave the EU with his deal. After three years, it's time we delivered Brexit.
2. Fighting for Local Services
NHS: The Conservatives have pledged record additional funding for the NHS. I will continue to make the case to the Government of the importance of our County Hospital and how A&E services are critical local infrastructure.
Schools: I'm committed to fairer funding for Staffordshire's schools and colleges which I'm shocked still receive less than the national average.
3. Improving Infrastructure
HS2: Local residents have expressed concerns about the impact of HS2. I welcome the recent news that the Government is currently reviewing the project. I have visited affected villages for the proposed route, from Hopton to the Haywoods, and met with the Department of Transport. If selected I will seek to meet with the new Secretary of State to raise your concerns in person and plan to write to the Chairs of the new Review.
Western Access Road: The planned road will provide an essential link between the north and west of Stafford. This is a positive step essential for the successful development of additional land for use as homes and businesses. I pledge to work with our County Councillors to ensure that this project is delivered with minimal detrimental impact on Stafford's residents such as unnecessary road closures.
Superfast broadband: The government have announced plans for super-fast broadband to be rolled out across the UK. Ensuring that Stafford gets its fair share of this investment is vital and I will campaign to secure it.
4. Supporting Rural Business and Agriculture
As someone who grew up in a small rural village, I'm committed to our farms and rural businesses which are at the heart of sustainable rural communities. I will work with our farmers to ensure environmental protections and support for farming is maintained as we leave the EU.
5. Backing our Armed Forces
This constituency is privileged to have MOD Stafford in its boundaries. Ensuring that UK retains its investment in our Armed Forces is not just about the defence of the country but also about Britain playing its part as a force for good in the world.
6. More High Quality Jobs
Stafford needs more high skilled jobs, especially in the engineering, health and digital sectors. Key to this is working in partnership with Stafford's businesses and social enterprises as they seek capital and support to grow. I previously organised a jobs fair, worked as a recruiter and set up my own small business - I will always continue to support those seeking work.
Please do get in touch if there are issues you would like to discuss with me.