'Time to make some serious progress on the issues that matter,' writes MP Caroline Johnson
Caroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, writes:
This year has been a busy one in politics, and it has been a fascinating time to be a Member of Parliament.
I am honoured to have been re-elected to serve the people of Sleaford and North Hykeham, and I am very grateful to everyone who braved the awful weather to cast their vote!
Being an MP is a huge privilege, especially when I am lucky enough to be representing my home, and I am very proud and honoured to have been returned with an increased majority.
Election night was thrilling, even though we were all exhausted, and I also want to thank all of the staff at the count and the polling stations and my team of supporters for their dedication and hard work.
It is always nerve-wracking going into an election, but that was especially true this time around as so many of those standing in seats around the country have become friends and colleagues.
The national result was overwhelmingly positive for my party, and I am proud to be going back to Westminster to serve in a Conservative government with a solid mandate.
There is lots to be getting on with, both locally and nationally, starting with the task of getting Brexit done. It has been enormously frustrating to see parts of Parliament undermining the referendum result over the last three years, and I am delighted that we can now pass the deal through and get on with the negotiations for our future relationship with our European neighbours.
The Brexit shenanigans have also meant that it has been difficult to get much else done for a while, so I am also glad that we will now be able to make some serious progress on the issues that matter to us all: our NHS, education, policing, environment, and many more.
As ever, I am here to help all of my constituents, whether you voted for me or not – if there is anything I can assist with, please do send me an email or call into my constituency office.
I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!