The main part of my job as an MP is to represent groups and individuals in the Yeovil constituency in Westminster; to speak up with their hopes and concerns and to get them the best deal I can with the Government. Of those one of the groups that we should listen to and support most are our excellent local teachers.
Last Friday evening I hit the streets of Yeovil with the Yeovil Street Pastors to find out more about their work and some of the issues facing the town centre. The Pastors are a nationwide group of volunteers from local Churches who help their communities with some of the challenges particularly around nightlife.
When you stand for election as an MP, much as you might hope, it is not known what government might be formed and what that might mean for getting things done and how much a government might rely on your vote, if you win.
Last week I spoke in a House of Commons debate on our membership of the European Union. I expect the issue to dominate things in Westminster for the next few months and have heard equally passionate arguments from politicians and local residents.
Chard today for surgeries. It was Crewkerne last week. Cafe lunch at the lovely Eleos was equally as good as at No.7 in Crewkerne last week, I am pleased to report! And the surgeries were lively and useful, as always.
This session of Parliament is in full swing and as before Christmas there is a real buzz and sense of energy about the place. It’s a privilege to be in Westminster when issues of huge importance on the national stage are being determined but what is still really striking is the variety of things that MPs can, and should, get involved in.
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