I'm determined to help secure a better future for the people of Erewash.
Whether it's looking at ways to improve Bath Street in Ilkeston or keeping the cars moving through Long Eaton, I'll fight for the things that matter in our area.
I want Ilkeston to be a thriving town again and I'll work with local groups and councillors to make that happen. The success of new housing developments such as Briars Chase, which have been boosted by the Conservatives' Help to Buy scheme, will bring more people to the town and help revive Bath Street. I'll also support our growing business community - the key to securing local jobs and helping people get on in life.
The proposed HS2 Hub is a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure the investment in secondary infrastructure that Long Eaton desperately needs. I'll ensure we get the deal we deserve, so the people of Long Eaton can enjoy congestion free journeys.
Erewash boasts many traditional industries, from lace making and upholstery to furniture manufacturing and rail engineering. They help give our area its tradition and character and I'm determined to promote this very special heritage when and wherever I can.
By supporting these traditional, established industries, as well as helping new businesses, I'll work to grow our local economy, create new jobs and make our community even better.