I am delighted to be back writing my regular column in the Postcode Publications, following the General Election. It was an honour with your support to be re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Havant, with the highest share of the vote in the history of the constituency.
Thank you to everyone from Emsworth, Hayling Island, Langstone, Bedhampton, St Faith’s, Warblington, Denvilles, Purbrook, Stakes, Widley and Leigh Park who placed their faith in me to continue working hard for our constituency.
After knocking on thousands of doors and speaking to residents from the across the constituency, the overwhelming message I received was to Get Brexit Done. When we returned to Parliament in January, I was able to follow through on my pledge to deliver Brexit, supporting the historic EU Withdrawal Agreement Act as it passed the House of Commons.
That meant our country was finally able to leave the EU, three and a half years after the referendum result. We can now move forward as one United Kingdom, taking back control of our laws, borders and money.
Now Brexit has taken place we have to unite as a country, look to the future with optimism, and re-focus on our other priorities – including firing-up our economy and investing in our schools, NHS, police and communities.
I’m continuing to work hard locally, and I am now looking forward to my next major community event, the Jobs, Apprenticeships and Careers Fair. It is taking place for the fifth consecutive year on Friday 13 March from 10am to 2pm at Havant Leisure Centre – admission is free.
This year, for the first time, my Fair is being supported by the Google Digital Garage, who will be providing CV writing workshops and other digital training to improve key job-hunting skills.
There will be over 50 exhibitors at the Fair, and it will be the perfect opportunity for anyone searching for work or looking for a career change. Representatives from public, private and voluntary sector employers will be there to offer jobs and advice, from the Armed Forces to care agencies and retail.