On 12th December, the United Kingdom will go to the polls in the most important General Election in a generation.
This election shouldn't be necessary and Parliament should have done its job by leaving the European Union, as promised, months ago. Unfortunately, a number of MPs have steadfastly refused to implement the decision of the British people in 2016. Day after day as the Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire between 2017 and 2019, I saw other members who tried to frustrate, delay and ultimately stop Brexit.
This couldn't have gone on and the Prime Minister was quite right to call a General Election - both to get on with Brexit and, just as importantly, to allow us to move on to all of the other important issues that North East Derbyshire and the country need to focus on - schools, hospitals, transport, infrastructure and getting the UK fit for the future.
In 2017, it was the privilege of my life to be elected as the Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire and I have worked hard over the last two and a half years to ensure Brexit happens, to make the country better and to try to improve North East Derbyshire. We've had some good successes - stopping fracking, securing town deals and investment for Staveley and Clay Cross and securing a detailed transport study on Derby Road congestion - but there is so much more to do.
On 12th December, I will be standing to be re-elected as your MP. It has been a privilege to serve our communities and I hope to be able to do so in the next Parliament. I look forward to seeing you on the doorstep in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.