I want to place on record my thanks to you the voters of Don Valley for re-electing me as your Member of Parliament on 8 June. During a hectic seven week election campaign, I have lost count of the words of good wishes and warmth I have received. Amid the pressure of an election campaign, those messages spurred me on.
This is the sixth occasion you have placed your faith in me. I will work hard to honour that support by remaining a hands-on constituency MP and a strong national voice for the towns and villages of Don Valley.
Residents made quite clear their worries over crime and anti-social behaviour; over the pressures on our NHS and the prospect of further funding cuts to local schools. I will stand up for more police officers and our schools and health services to ensure all Don Valley families feel safer and receive the best education and healthcare. I will continue to campaign for a cross party solution to the future provision of social care.
Above all, I will continue to support more jobs and investment across Doncaster to provide good opportunities for local people to get work and get on in life. Key to this will be working to secure a good deal for Doncaster as we leave the European Union.
It has been an honour to serve as your MP for twenty years and my commitment to Don Valley’s communities remains as strong as the day I was first elected. Thank you again for your support.
Your Labour MP for Don Valley.