My first week in Parliament featured many firsts
This was our first week back to Parliament since the Christmas and New Year break, and it really was a week of firsts.
A personal milestone for me was that I was able to ask my first question in the House of Commons to a packed chamber during Treasury Questions. I asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer for an assurance that this government will be investing in infrastructure across the country and specifically highlighted the importance of key arterial roads such as the A1 in Lincolnshire.
I was pleased to hear his commitment to bolstering our country’s infrastructure and will continue to press the case for more funding for our roads here in Lincolnshire.
Another first for the year was Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Question time, where MPs get to hear directly from the Prime Minister.
The session was understandably dominated by the worrying situation between Iran and the United States which I know has concerned many constituents this week. I was therefore pleased to hear the Prime Minister’s clear statement calling for an immediate de-escalation in the region.
It is imperative that all efforts be made to avert further conflict in a region that has endured so much of it in recent years.
Finally, the recent General Election result sent national politicians a clear message that the British people want us to get on with leaving the European Union, and so this week we have been focused on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill which, at the time of writing, is about to go through its final hurdle in the Commons before it goes to the House of Lords for scrutiny next week.
This is good progress as we seek to leave the EU by January 31 and move forward to securing new trading relationships with our friends and partners across the world.
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