Rutland MP shares a new year message
The newly-elected MP for Rutland has shared a New Year message for readers.
Alicia Kearns (Con) said in her message:
"It is the honour of my life to be elected as MP for our beautiful area. Thank you to everyone who voted.
My most important achievements as your MP will be things you’re least likely to read about, such as helping a young family who urgently needed a new home and supporting a resident who had been let down by bureaucracy and had nowhere else to turn. My job is to make the system work harder for every one of us, and I’m determined to do so.
In my first week as your MP, I was proud to vote through the EU Withdrawal Agreement. Getting Brexit done was the number one issue raised with me on the doorstep during the election, and there was understandable frustration that Parliament hadn’t just got on with it. I hope that this vote will allow us to begin the work of restoring trust in Parliament and bring back decency to public debate. We need to come together to heal the divisions in our communities.
Living in Rutland we are extraordinarily blessed, but there are still challenges and hardships we face individually and as communities. In Parliament I will work for all of us in order to end rural disadvantage by making local government funding fair, support our market towns and deliver a new GP surgery in Oakham, stand up for farmers, tackle rural crime, make our roads safer and end vexatious prosecutions of members of our Armed Forces. I will also bring to bear my experience of working in counter terrorism to help keep our country safe and defeat the threats we face at home and abroad.
Thank you for putting your trust in me and the Conservatives. I will not let you down, and I will always do all I can to help you and repay your trust. I look forward to meeting many more of you over the next few years.
I wish you all a wonderful 2020!"
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