On the campaign trail in Fleetwood, it’s so rewarding meeting and talking to the people who do so much for the town – right across the community.
From our small businesses to the fantastic community initiatives, it’s wonderful to see how the town pulls together
Doing a bit of shopping in the vibrant market, it was great to chat to Steve on his jewellery stall. Steve is one of the many business owners in Fleetwood who just want to get Brexit done and is appalled at the prospect of a hard-Left Labour government.
I also loved chatting to Phil at the wonderful Fleetwood Museum, and to hear about his early working life as a trawlerman.
Up at Fleetwood Town FC, it was inspiring to chat to Matt Hilton about the superb work of the FTFC Community Trust, whose dedicated team does so much to improve the lives of people in this community through sport and exercise.
On December 12th, we have the chance to get Brexit done by voting for a Conservative government committed to leaving the EU on January 31st. I’m proud to support Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal and will work tirelessly to make sure the people of Fleetwood get the Brexit they voted for.
If elected with a majority Government on December 12th we will Get Brexit Done, introducing legislation on Day 1 of a new Parliament, and we will be out of the EU by the end of January putting this delay, confusion, and chaos behind us. Louise has always respected the result of the referendum and will join me in getting Brexit done at every opportunity.
Lancaster and Fleetwood Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Louise Thistlethwaite was delighted to meet up with Prime Minister Boris Johnson when he visited the area.
Mr Johnson made a whistle-stop visit to announce the reopening of the Fleetwood to Poulton rail line and to support Louise’s campaign to win the seat at the general election.
Louise said: “It was great to see the Prime Minister in the area and to hear his commitment to reopen this vital transport link for Fleetwood. I was delighted to receive his backing for my general election campaign for Lancaster and Fleetwood. “As a dedicated Leaver, I am proud to have pledged to support the Brexit deal the Prime Minister has negotiated with the EU and which will allow us to honour the referendum result and leave the EU on January 31st.
Backing Louise’s campaign for Lancaster and Fleetwood, Mr Johnson said: “If elected with a majority Government on December 12th we will Get Brexit Done, introducing legislation on Day 1 of a new Parliament, and we will be out of the EU by the end of January, putting this delay, confusion and chaos behind us. “Louise has always respected the result of the referendum and will join me in getting Brexit done at every opportunity.”
There is no doubt that Brexit will be the defining aspect of this general election. Out and about across the constituency, I am hearing again and again the clear message that we need to get Brexit done. There is real and understandable anger and frustration among voters who are dismayed by what has gone on in Parliament recently – especially the dithering and delay of Labour and the anti-democratic “stop Brexit” stance of the Lib Dems.
I’m all too aware of the democratic deficit that lies at the heart of the EU; and as a staunch leave supporter for many years, I’m backing Boris Johnson all the way to get Brexit over the line, so we can all move on and work towards the things that really matter.
Things like our beloved NHS. I was delighted to learn this week of the fantastic £34m boost to refurbish Royal Lancaster Infirmary, a place very close to my heart.
Things like law and order. As a magistrate, I know how fundamentally important it is for our residents to feel safe in their homes and on our streets.
Things like ensuring our young people are given the best education and training to equip them for the future, be that through our simply wonderful university (having studied and taught at Lancaster University, I admit to a proud bias!) or through re-energised skills training and apprenticeships.
Things like a sustainable homes-building programme, protecting our precious green belt land – and protecting the flood-prone parts of this unique, diverse constituency.
And things like improving our transport and infrastructure, supporting our rural communities and agricultural sector, and proudly celebrating our rich Lancastrian heritage.
So let’s honour the result of the referendum, get Brexit done and look ahead to an exciting new chapter for this country – and for this constituency.
This piece will feature in the Lancaster Guardian this week (week commencing 4th November)