I was first elected as the MP for Thurrock in 2010 and successfully re-elected in 2015.
I joined the Conservative Party as a teenager in Sheffield in the 1980s after being raised on a council estate. I joined the Conservatives after witnessing first-hand that it is only a Conservative Government that will give people the opportunity to keep more of their own money, make the best of themselves and shape their own destiny.
As your MP, I stand up for the people of Thurrock, both in our constituency and at Westminster.
In the constituency, I’m campaigning for better schools. We have already achieved new free schools in Chafford Hundred and at Gateway Academy in Tilbury. We have a Studio school at Ockendon academy and we are delivering a new secondary school in Purfleet. These new schools will increase choice for parents and improve education for our children – so young people in Thurrock get the best possible start in life.I am campaigning for better local health services and more GPs. I am campaigning for improvements to our local roads. I am campaigning for a better environment and have secured funds to help regenerate Grays.
At Westminster, I served as a member of the Public Accounts Commmittee fighting for value for money for taxpayers. After the last election David Cameron appointed me as a whip in his Government, a role I have continued under Theresa May.
It is my priority to fight for Thurrock and fight for you.
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