I was delighted to be re-elected on December 12 as the Member of Parliament for Braintree, Halstead, the Hedinghams, and the lovely villages of North Essex, it is an honour to serve and I am truly grateful for the votes which I received.

The result of the election has given Parliament a clear mandate to Get Brexit Done and I am pleased that the second reading and timetable motion of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill have passed and we shall be leaving the EU to the sound of Big Ben on January 31.

Promises which we made in our Manifesto are already being fulfilled with the announcement that all nursing students on courses from September will receive a payment of at least £5,000 per year

Free NHS hospital parking for thousands in greatest need have been announced, the National Living Wage is set to increase by 6.2 per cent in April and support for farming post-Brexit has been confirmed.

Parliament will now be able to focus on key issues, such as providing 20,000 extra police, prioritising our NHS at all levels of health provision, and increasing school funding.

I am proud to be your representative in Parliament and to champion this wonderful constituency. I will continue to push for the vital improvements and upgrade of the A120, a strategically important road, essential to unlocking more economic potential in Essex with tangible benefits to road users, businesses and our local neighbourhoods. Whether you voted for me or not, I am proud to represent you, and I am of course happy to assist you in any way you think I may be able to. Please do get in touch by email on James.cleverly.mp@parliament.uk or by calling my Parliamentary office on 0207 219 8593

Thank you once again.

James Cleverly MP