Plymouth’s voice in Westminster
It’s May day, and if you are an MP in a battleground seat of the General Election in just 5 weeks time, like me you would have spent a great deal of time out in the rain today on people’s doorsteps.
And today it was fascinating. It wasn’t easy – I made a video of it here: https://youtu.be/u1bAsMFOa2c
In fact it was tough getting much enthusiasm from anywhere for the election on 8th June today. And that worries me.
It worries me that people might think it is a done deal. It worries me that people might think that in Plymouth, BREXIT has been voted for, and so we can recline back into normal life expecting politicians to respect that and see it through.
Labour politicians in Plymouth have mocked the people of Plymouth’s decision to leave the EU. And now they are asking you to believe they will ‘put Plymouth first’ as they launched their campaign today.
Only the Conservatives can deliver BREXIT. That’s why Theresa May has sought another mandate in this General Election. Because you would expect politicians to respect the will of the British people and follow through on BREXIT, but it turns out only she and the Conservative Party are going to actually do it.
As we go through this process, don’t be fooled by false promises of ‘being listened to’. Don’t be patronised by those who couldn’t care less for Plymouth. We’ve come so far, but there is so much more to do. I can’t do it without you. I am YOUR voice in Westminster. Lets keep it that way.