Question Time

Last night, I joined the panel of BBC’s Question Time from Southend-on-Sea along with Labour MP Yvette Cooper, Scottish MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, University of London academic Sarah Churchwell and Vice-President of Republicans Overseas Jan Halper-Hayes. The debate was inevitably dominated by the American election and Donald Trump and the question of what Britain’s response should […]

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Council Elections 2016

Today, across the country there are elections taking place. Here in Elmbridge, we are voting for a Police and Crime Commissioner, and for every council seat in the new electoral wards. The Conservatives are fighting every seat, in every ward – the only party in the borough to do so. As an MP, I work […]

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Thank You

In the early hours of this morning, I was honoured to be re-elected as the MP for Esher & Walton constituency with 35,845 votes (63% of the vote share), and a majority of 28,616. (I am told this is the second highest Conservative majority in the UK, and fifth overall. Turnout was 72%, also above […]

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Turning the corner?

This week was a good week for the Conservative election campaign. Following a clear win for David Cameron in the BBC Question Time Leaders’ interviews, the Financial Times and The Economist both backed him to stay PM, a further vote of confidence in our economic record. Ed Miliband’s refusal to apologise for Labour’s record of […]

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