Carlisle is the only city in Cumbria and I enjoy representing a constituency with such a strong identity. In 2010, you first elected me as your MP and I’ve been working tirelessly for our area ever since.
I host the Carlisle Skills Fair. The event is a huge success, attracting thousands of jobseekers, businesses, organisations and training providers from our constituency. It helps boost our local economy by generating jobs for young people and helping businesses grow.
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 2010 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.
Between now and 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.