When I was re-elected Member of Parliament for Chelsea and Fulham in December 2019, I could not have imagined the turbulent times that lay ahead.
The challenges we have faced, as a country and around the world, have been unprecedented. As we recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, we are also met with a global energy crisis, driven by Russia’s barbaric invasion of Ukraine.
It has been an honour and a privilege for me as your MP to be at the heart of all of this, as Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Minister for Trade Policy and now as Chairman of the Conservative Party. I am fully aware of the challenges we face as a country and the Government under Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is focused on delivering on its 5 priorities: Halving inflation, growing the economy, reducing debt, cutting NHS waiting lists and stopping the boats.
Locally, we are threatened by Mayor Khan and Labour’s traffic chaos. We have averted most of Mayor Khan’s threats to totally axe or reduce many of our long-standing, well-used local bus routes, like the iconic Number 11 bus. Continued closure of local bridges and ill-planned traffic schemes cause gridlock on our roads and greater air pollution for residents.
I am, however, also aware of the worries and challenges of residents. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have received over 54,000 enquiries from local residents and businesses. As your Member of Parliament, I am here to help my constituents, regardless of their political views. I hold regular advice surgeries and events for local residents. If you’d like my help or support, please get in touch.
Please do take a look at My Plan to make Chelsea and Fulham an even better place to live and work, and don’t forget to subscribe to my weekly e-newsletter!
Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham