For the last four and a bit years, I’ve had the honour of being your MP.
In this job, you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Every time I vote in the House of Commons some (hopefully most!) of my constituents will agree with the way I’ve voted, but some will wish I had voted the other way. That’s the nature of the job.
But I can look you in the eye and say that I have done the job to the best of my ability. I’ve tried to be a strong voice for Croydon, getting funding from the Government in the wake of the 2011 riots, helping to bring Westfield and Hammerson to the town and raising constituency cases like the tragic death of Liliian Groves who was hit by a driver under the influence of drugs outside her home in New Addington. But I’ve also tried to be active here in Croydon visiting schools, businesses, community groups and keeping people in touch with the work I am doing on their behalf.
In just under a year’s time, you’ll get to decide whether you want me to carry on as your local MP.
On 22nd September, Boris Johnson is coming to Croydon to launch my re-election campaign. If you think I have done a good job and want me to stay as your MP, come along. Croydon Central is a marginal seat and Ed Miliband and his team will be working hard to get their candidate elected. If I'm going to win, I'll need support from people like you. Whether you can deliver a few leaflets, host a meeting with your neighbours in your home, donate a few pounds or display a poster at election time, every little helps.
I know Boris would love to meet you. If you’re able to make it, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 660 0491. Places are limited and going fast so don’t delay. Admittance is by ticket only which you will be sent once you register.