I hope you all enjoyed a very happy Christmas, after a ghastly year.
A new day has dawned. We left the European Union – Britain has officially set sail to trade independently with the world. There is hope. The vaccine is here – some of you may have already had it – and rapid testing is in full swing. We can now look forward.
Even with the challenges we’ve faced, I have not – and will not – stop working for you. Our constituency is a fantastic place – but we can make it even better. I will never give up, and will keep pushing on with the projects you elected me to get done.
Regeneration of our ‘High Streets’ has never been more important. COVID-19 has accelerated the change that was on its way, and many businesses have adapted to cope with this surge in online orders. That’s not to say that there is no role for bricks and mortar though! It’s just it’s clearer than ever that our retail centres need to change – regeneration will lead to their revitalisation.
The importance of our NHS has been reinforced – the amazing lengths staff went to to keep us protected during the pandemic left us all in awe. The future is even brighter. We are getting a new hospital in north Hampshire, and our pledge to recruit 50,000 new nurses is fully underway – some of them are already here. This, backed up with the extra £33.9 billion in frontline funding by 2023/24, on top of the boost to pay for the pandemic, shows that we are delivering.
We are delivering more police officers too. We pledged to recruit 20,000 extra police officers and, though we live in a safe area, I am determined to keep it that way by getting more of them onto our streets. There are already more boots on the ground and, with your help, I will continue to lobby our Police and Crime Commissioner and the Home Secretary to keep us safe all year round. Sign the petition at ranil.uk/policing and share it with your friends and family.
These are but a few of the issues I’m focused on right now. With last year behind us, I’m ready to fight harder than ever for the things that matter to you and your family. As ever, if I can help you, please drop me a line to: firstname.lastname@example.org