Colchester Hospital

When I was standing to be the Member of Parliament for Colchester, I made clear that I sought to be a critical friend to the Trust at our hospital. That I would work with them to champion our success stories and the care which patients across North Essex receive, while holding them to account and being straight with them where things aren’t working.

Improving Colchester town centre

I am working with local traders to make ambitious plans for our town centre a reality. I am backing enterprise and partnerships that will re-vitalise Colchester.

Transport, Infrastructure & Jobs

 Colchester has grown very quickly with tens of thousands of homes being built without the adequate infrastructure to support it. I recognised the importance of transport infrastructure to the economic success of our town. This is why I stood for election to the Transport Select Committee in Parliament securing a seat. My initial focus has been on the key transport links to and from Colchester including the A12, A120 and the Great Eastern Mainline.

Promoting Colchester's heritage

We live in Britain’s oldest recorded town, and it’s time more tourist discovered what a ‘must visit’ destination we are.We have Roman walls, the only discovered Roman chariot circus in Britain, the oldest Norman keep, a World class Zoo and much more besides. So we have these amazing assets but we must do more to promote the town and make this a must visit destination.