As someone who grew up in Bristol North West, it’s a particular honour to have been elected to represent my home.
I believe politics is about getting stuff done. Here in Bristol, we secured one of the country's first free-schools, saved Bristol swimming clubs' ‘learn to swim’, helped re-open the Lamplighters Pub, got a new Stadium, and much more.
Nationally, I was humbled to use my role as an MP to be a mouthpiece for people often without a voice – NHS whistle-blowers. My ‘Backbencher of the Year’ award belongs to them. Together, we’re slowly changing things.
But there’s so much more to do – nationally and locally. I’m determined to: