...And what next for me?" - "My next plan, Hugh, is to go and have a cup of tea."
What voters thought of Labour, Jeremy Corbyn and Brexit. Listen to the full interview here.
My message of thanks to Don Valley's voters, and my apology that my party has not lived up their expectations.
Read my concession speech after the result of the General Election in Don Valley, 13 December 2019.
Read The Big issue North's election special, which includes a profile of Don Valley.
The man who brought kitchen manufacturer, Omega plc, to Doncaster, Sir Bob Murray OBE has backed Caroline Flint to stay as Don Valley's MP.
Sir Bob has been behind the 24 year growth of Omega, which is creating 100 new jobs as part of a £20 million expansion at their Thorne site.
Find out why here.
Here is my letter to Don Valley voters about Brexit and about earning your trust.
Find out HERE why Caroline backs Brexit and backs new jobs at Omega in Thorne.
Vote Caroline Flint 12 December.
Here are some of the things Caroline Flint has done for Don Valley as your MP...
Winning battles for Don Valley
- Doncaster’s own airport. Lobbying Ministers; speaking at the public inquiry. The airport created 1,000 new jobs and brought new firms to Doncaster.
- The Great Yorkshire Way. A Rossington link road was a 16 year battle. iPort has created 2,000 jobs.
- DN7 project. Lobbied for the M18 J6 link road to take HGVs off residential roads.
- Promoted tourism, and our Wildlife Park from its beginning; Conisbrough Castle and the Pilgrim Fathers anniversary.
- New investment. Voted funding for new secondary schools across Don Valley; the Tom Hill Youth Club and the Bambury Bridge in Denaby Main.
“ I voted 21 times to deliver Brexit. Unlike some MPs, I kept my election promises. When others kept quiet,
I spoke up, staying strong for Don Valley’s voters. Despite taking a lot of stick for this in Parliament,
I knew it was the right thing to do.
"Now back me to finish the job and move on."
Caroline Flint has been reselected to stand as the Labour candidate for Don Valley.
On hearing the result, Ms Flint tweeted “Thank you to Don Valley Labour members and affiliated organisations for your overwhelming support.
“I’m proud to be chosen again to stand for Don Valley. Let’s get a Labour government."
The Don Valley MP was in the Chamber to hear Secretary of State, Greg Clark announce new legislation to protect workers’ rights after Brexit and to give Parliament votes on whether to improve new rights introduced by the European Union 27 states after the UK leaves. Mr Clark said: “I am grateful to the Rt Hon Lady [Caroline] for having initiated this conversation.”
Rebecca Long-Bailey, Shadow Secretary of State for Business thanked the Don Valley MP and three other colleagues for having “unrelentingly championed the protection of British workers as we leave the EU.” Ms Long Bailey also mentioned Melanie Onn MP, John Mann MP and Gareth Snell MP, who jointly lobbied Government for these changes.