I was elected as your MP for Runnymede and Weybridge in 2019 and I do not believe there is a better place to live, work and represent.
My priorities for Runnymede and Weybridge are:
- delivering greater protection from flooding
- ensuring everyone has access to a great education and the skills to succeed
- Tackling noise and air pollution, and improving sustainable infrastructure
- celebrating and strengthening our communities
- supporting local jobs and businesses
- improving physical and mental health services, with particular focus on rebuilding Weybridge health services and CAMHS
Much of my first two years were of course focused on addressing the challenges of the covid pandemic and supporting constituents, businesses, schools, health services and all who were affected. But I have been delighted by the progress also made on a number of these key priorities, increased per student school funding, approval for the River Thames Flood Alleviation Scheme, welcoming major investment in the constituency, supporting many community projects, including the fantastic Holme Farm Community project, and seeing our aviation sector rebound and begin to recover.
In Parliament I am a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, a member of the POST Board and Vice Chair of the Backbench Committee on Education. If you would like to know more about my ongoing work on behalf of Runnymede and Weybridge you can follow me on facebook or twitter or sign up to my monthly newsletter here.
Before becoming an MP I worked for 10 years as an NHS doctor, specialising in mental health. Growing up I went to a state grammar school in the West Midlands and attended medical school in London. I live in the constituency with my wife and children.
I believe that everyone, no matter their background, deserves great opportunities in life: a quality education, a stable job, the chance to own your home, to raise a family, and the safety net of strong public services, and will continue to work to deliver these for all constituents.