OFF TO THE POLLS

The Country will be heading to the polls on 12th December. I have only been Lewes' MP for four years and at the last election I stood on a platform that I would deliver the best Brexit possible for constituents. Unfortunately due to the hung parliament elected in 2017 we have not made progress on this issue and so we head to polls once again to try and return a Parliament that will deliver on the referendum result once and for all. Brexit is important but it is not why I entered politics.

As a nurse with over 25 years experience of working in the NHS I entered politics to improve our local health services and in the four years I have delivered funding for a £480 million upgrade of the Royal Sussex County Hospital which is happening now, stopped the closure of Eastbourne hospital which now is seeing a £14 million expansion , supported the upgrade of the Lewes Victoria hospital to an urgent care centre and am working with GPs in Polegate to find a site for their new medical hub.

I also promised to improve our road and rail network and there is no doubt performance on Southern rail is much better than it was and a £300 million upgrade to the line has made a difference but there is still more to do to tackle the short formation trains and deliver on our promise of  flexible season tickets. A new bridge at Exceat is in  progress  and we are awaiting the announcement of the A27 bid to dual the existing road.

I also promised to protect our green spaces and during my time I have helped residents in Wivelsfield, Ditchling, Newick , Polegate and Lewes preventing plans to build on our beautiful country side. Having campaigned against fracking and promoted renewable energy I am pleased that Newhaven is now the home of the Rampion Wind Farm.

The choice before us at this election is whether Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn will become our next Prime Minister. The polls are close and I know everyone will take the decision as to who to vote for extremely seriously. It has been an honour to be your MP over the last four years and I hope to continue with my work to ensure this constituency continues to be a wonderful place to live and work.