I live just north of the constituency in a cottage in the Tamar Valley with my partner and our two girls. I moved into politics from a successful career in the Army, where I fought in some of the most contested summers of the Afghan Campaign.
I'll be a determined and conscientious MP who believes that the Conservatives have started to reverse a period of real decline after the Labour years. The commitment given by First Great Western to Plymouth is just another sign of our growing economy and the renewed confidence investors have in our City.
I believe in the potential of our young people, a generation of whom have had opportunities taken from them by a Labour Government that promised a more comfortable life on benefits than one of self development and ambition.
The recovery is under way locally and nationally. I'll work hard to ensure it continues and delivers for you and your family.