Archive for December 22nd, 2016

Merry Christmas from Tamworth’s MP

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

2016, what a year we’ve had! The year of the largest democratic exercise in British history, the year of a new Prime Minister, and the year Tamworth Cricket Club won promotion to Division One of the Birmingham League; not all, of course, of equal national interest but all of equal excitement in Tamworth!

As the year comes to end, it’s important as a country that we seek to heal disagreements unleashed by the Referendum campaign and result, and remember the values of democracy and freedom of speech which bind us together.  A decision has been made and we must all abide by it.

We can all agree that the job of the Government is to make sure Britain benefits most from Brexit. The Government will move forward towards a smooth, successful Brexit to be triggered by the end of March 2017.  Tamworth as a whole voted to Leave, but those who voted Remain must be convinced that Brexit will be good for the country and for them and their families when the process gets underway.  That is what the Government, and I, must now work to do.

The next year is not simply about Brexit though, as we seek to build a more cohesive, tolerant society, where greater opportunity for those just about managing is at the forefront of Theresa May’s plans.  Through new opportunities for new and better schools, an industrial strategy which is focused on more science, engineering and innovation and proposals which will help more younger people buy their first home, this Government looks to ensure everyone, regardless of background, has the chance of a top education and opportunities for self-advancement.

Before all that in 2017, can I wish everyone a merry festive time over Christmas, enjoying turkey, gifts, and most of all time with neighbours, friends and family as this is what the end of the year should be all about.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!