A Conservative Manifesto for Aspirational Britain

Today, Prime Minister Theresa May launched the 2017 Conservative election manifesto. It is a bold prospectus for keeping the economy firing on all cylinders, delivering lower taxes, easing the pressure from the cost of living, making our society more meritocratic, addressing burning social challengers like care for the elderly, and – of course – making […]

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County Council Elections

Congratulations to all our Conservative County Councillors elected yesterday. It was a strong set of results for us on bread and butter local issues. In Elmbridge, we saw important gains in support, and I was proud to campaign alongside our excellent local team. Now, we turn to the General Election, which will naturally shift the […]

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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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