Carlisle is the only city in Cumbria and I enjoy representing a constituency with such a strong identity. In 2010, you elected me as your MP and I’ve been working tirelessly for our area ever since.
I recently hosted the Carlisle Skills Fair. The event was a huge success, attracting over 2,500 jobseekers and 80 businesses, organisations and training providers from our constituency. It will boost our local economy by generating jobs for young people and helping businesses grow. I have already agreed to run the event next year on 29th January 2015.
As a member of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee, I have a keen interest in business, education and local government and will always campaign to ensure our schools, hospitals and local services deliver for you and your family.
Before the last election, I pledged to cycle from my constituency to London if you elected me. Five months later, I completed the 300 mile journey, raising £13,500 for the Eden Valley Hospice. I’m now planning to run the next Great Cumbrian Run for charity.
With your support at the next election you can be confident that I will continue to be a committed local MP and a vocal champion for Carlisle at Westminster.