MP for Windsor
Working Hard For You
Bracknell News Column: Wednesday, 9 August 2017

There is no finer investment than the mental health of the nation

In austere times Governments have to be very careful before choosing where to spend scarce resources. Ministers will often have to choose between two very good causes and, though they would ideally like to spend money on both, choose whichever investment they think will have the greatest impact on the good of the nation.

This Queen’s Speech confirmed that the Conservatives are the only viable Government

So we Conservatives won the election, but without the margin that we were hoping for. While democracy may sometimes feel inconvenient for a political party or voter it is the best system we have and the results must be wholeheartedly embraced. Voters are in charge!

So a disappointing result for Conservatives especially given that our lead over Labour of almost a million votes was larger than Labour’s lead in 2005 that delivered them a 65 seat majority.

Nevertheless, as the only party capable of forming a Government it is right that we form the Government, build a legislative agenda for a stronger and fairer country and do our best to act in the national interest.

Thank you for your support

Having grown up in social housing in a tough neighbourhood of South London, I’ve never taken anything for granted in life and have worked always worked as hard as I can. So I want to say a huge thank you for the level of support at this election.

It really is an honour to have been elected for the fourth time as the MP for the Windsor constituency and I will continue to fight for things that matter to us locally and nationally over the next parliament as I have done over the last 12 years.

I also want to thank, once again, the many volunteers, activists, leaflet deliverers and association members who helped with the campaign.

Above all I want to thank all those who voted Conservative, some for the first time, which has brought about the highest share of the vote in Windsor since the 1950s and highest number of votes in the history of the Windsor constituency.

Moving forward, you have my commitment that I will continue to work hard as you MP in Parliament and I will work for all constituents, irrespective of how you voted at this election.

 

Locally I will campaign to…

  • Continue the fight against Heathrow expansion.
  • Protect our area from devastating floods.
  • Defend a vibrant local economy.

Nationally I want to see…

  • The best Brexit we can achieve
  • A strong and stable economy that spreads jobs and opportunity to everyone
  • An outward looking Britain that expands its trade and connections across the globe

For more information, please see the ‘Campaigns’ section of this website.

 

Once again, thank you and please feel free to contact me in Parliament about if you have concerns or suggestions on Government policy.

 

Warm regards

Adam Afriyie

 

Member of Parliament for Windsor

Ascot, Ascot and Cheapside, Binfield with Warfield, Castle Without, Clewer East, Clewer North, Clewer South, Colnbrook with Poyle, Datchet, Eton Wick, Eton and Castle, Horton and Wrasbury, Old Windsor, Park, Sunningdale, Sunndingdale and South Ascot, Warfield Harvest Ride, Winkfield and Cranbourne.

 
 
 

ENDS

  1. Adam Afriyie is the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana.
  2. He has a strong background in science, technology and innovation.
  3. He is currently Chairman of the Fintech APPG, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and President of the Conservative Technology Forum (CTF).
  4. He was Shadow Minister for Science from 2007-2010 and has a background in the information services and technology sector.
  5. He is Patron of the Parliamentary Space Committee (PSC) and was Chair of the PSC between 2010 and 2015.
Why I’m standing for re-election as your MP

Having grown up in a tough neighbourhood in South East London, it has been a huge privilege to have been elected to represent the Windsor constituency for 12 years.

With hard work we’ve achieved a lot over that period, but I am very conscious that there is much more to do in protecting and improving our constituency and our country.

A map of the Windsor constituency takes pride of place on my office wall. It reminds me every day that it is you, my constituents, who have elected me to serve your interests.

So I want to thank you for your overwhelming and continued support in the past and, should I be fortunate to be re-elected on 8th June, you have my commitment that I will continue to work hard in representing your interests in Parliament.

 

My top local priorities if re-elected will be:

  • Continuing the fight against Heathrow expansion.
  • Protecting our area from devastating floods.
  • Defending a vibrant local economy.

For more information, please see the ‘Campaigns’ section of this website.

 

My national priorities will be:

  • A strong voice for Theresa May as she negotiates our departure from the EU
  • A strong and stable economy that spreads jobs and opportunity to everyone
  • An outward looking Britain that expands its trade and connections across the globe

Above all, please ensure that you’re registered to vote here before 22nd May.

 

…And I hope to see you on the campaign trail!

 

Warm regards

 

Adam Afriyie

Conservative candidate for Windsor