Happy New Year 2018

January 2, 2018

So it’s 2018 and I’m keen to get a lot done over the coming year.


I’ve started collating the responses I’ve had to the suggestion of the dualling of the A614. Although several important concerns have been raised, which will be taken into account, the responses have been overwhelmingly supportive of the idea. It’s very early days, of course, and things can move slowly with these things, but I want to get the ball rolling and get some meetings in with the relevant people.


I’m also going to be keeping the pressure up on the local authorities to ensure that the new developments across the constituency are met with the infrastructure to match. It can be a difficult fight at times, but I’m keen to work with local councillors to make sure that the impact of these new developments are considered at every stage of the process. I won’t sit quiet while local amenities become more thinly spread between more and more people.


It is of course going to be another very Brexit-heavy year. By the end of 2018, the Government hopes to have all but concluded the negotiations regarding the UK’s future relationship with the European Union. The EU (Withdrawal) Bill concluded the Committee Stage on 20th December and will now enter the Report Stage and Third Reading – after which it will be sent down the corridor to the House of Lords.


There’s going to be plenty of work to do during that period – and as always I’m going to ensure that my colleagues in Government remember that the Brexit deal must reflect the strength of the British economy and be good not just for the country but also for my constituents.


At every turn I’m going to do my utmost continue what I came into politics for – improving the lives of my constituents. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all every good health and success in this new year, and remind you that I am here to help if you need assistance. It’s always best to reach me by email: mark.spencer.mp@parliament.uk 





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