While we have achieved much together, I am ambitious for our area and want to make it an even better place to live, with more investment in the NHS, police and schools. This can only be delivered with a strong economy.
We need the economy to continue to grow, maintaining stable public finances, low taxes, and a commitment to high skills and high levels of employment. Only a Conservative Government can offer this.
This morning the Chancellor and I met with local businesses to hear about the issues they face and answer their questions.
I worked with local businesses to successfully campaign for a cut in business rates.
I continue to fight against unfair parking charges which deter customers.
Let’s support local businesses so they can create more jobs and make our high streets vibrant.