My 5 local priorities

It never ceases to amaze me what can be achieved when we work together locally. 

Some of the most impactful work I have seen during my time as an MP has been people pulling together to make things happen in their community. Collaborations between public bodies, local charities and organisations, and often just collections of individuals - people coming together to make life better where they live. 

That’s why this autumn I’m launching five local priorities which I want to bring people together to work on. I hear from people every day about what matters to them, and I've chosen five areas which I know people care about and I think we can make real progress on.

Click on the links below to find out more, including how to get involved.

  • More GP and dentist appointments

    Seeing a GP should be easy, but for lots of people locally it hasn’t felt that way since the pandemic - and the same goes for seeing an NHS dentist.

  • Faster police response

    A huge part of feeling safe is about help being there when you need it, but in recent years many of our rural communities have felt let down by police response times.

  • Investment for schools and pupils

    We've got record investment going into schools nationally, and I want to make sure there's never been a better time to be a student locally.

  • Environmental improvements

    Reversing the decline in biodiversity and nature we've seen across the UK in recent years is one of the most important things we’ll ever do.