Five years ago, I was honoured to be chosen by fellow residents to become the MP for Harlow and the surrounding villages of Hastingwood, Matching, Nazeing, Roydon and Sheering.
Since being elected in 2010, I have made it my mission to put Harlow on the map. In Parliament, I have campaigned to cut fuel prices, curtail hospital parking charges, championed jobs and apprenticeships and helped ensure that Harlow housing goes to Harlow people.
In 2012, for my campaign on fuel duty, The Telegraph included me in their list of ‘Britons of the Year’ and The Sun newspaper called me a ‘crusader who has fought hard to make sure Brits have more money in their pockets.’
For two years, I fought hard to bring the brand-new Sir Charles Kao University Technical College (UTC) to Harlow, which opened in September 2014. The school will transform education in Harlow and will help our young residents for generations.
Whenever we have faced major problems in our town, whether it be illegal encampments, the possible closure of our respite centres or the loss of our lollipop men and women, I have stood up against the authorities. Whether it be the Government of the Council, I’ve helped get these problems resolved.
In fact, after we saved our Lollipop services I was named an “honorary Lollipop man” by Potter Street Lollipop Lady, Jane Chivrall!
I love Harlow and I am proud to represent our town and villages in Parliament. That is why I have championed our community and given it strong support – such as raising funds and working hard for charities like the Foodbank, Pact for Autism and many others.
If you trust me to be your MP once again, I will continue to do my best to bring jobs back to Harlow, speak up for our community and support higher wages, whether it be through a strong minimum wage of lower taxes.
The many Harlow residents who are backing me at this election are from every walk of life, including supporters of Labour, the Conservatives and UKIP. This is because whatever people’s own views, they know that I am an MP that loves Harlow, stands up for Harlow, and works Harlow for Harlow.
I very much hope you will back me on the 7th May, and let me be your MP once more.
Very best wishes,
Much of the content on this website was established while I was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved, there are no MPs until after the Election on 7th May 2015.
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