This is just to confirm that I am standing in the 22nd September General Election and hope to represent the new combined constituency of Glenfaba and Peel. I hope constituents have been satisfied with the personal service I have provided, unfortunately not always solving all problems but at least trying, combined with good communication and transparency. I have thrown myself into my Government and Parliamentary roles to learn as much as I can in the short period of time that I have been elected, holding two Departmental positions in Department of Economic Development (DED) I have 6 delegations covering the Retail Sector, Construction Sector, Mines and Minerals, Department Property, Clean Tech and Support for the Built Environment and in Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) with a delegation covering Food Strategy linking with Retail Delegation in DED. Serving on two Select Committees the main being Social Affairs Policy Review Committee (SAPRC) which has had a wide ranging inquiry remit into Children’s Social Care, Fostering, Health Care procurement, ID Checks and latterly looking at the Dependability Capability Reviews. I have also been a member of the Strategic Sea Services Working Group Committee (SSSWG) which recently culminated in a new user agreement proposal from the Steam Packet .
Locally I have secured a commitment for the long awaited road repairs through Foxdale, a new Sewage Plant in St Johns and have been working with Peel MHK Ray Harmer to secure a Peel Sewage Treatment Plant and regeneration.
There is still a lot of work to be done both in the new combined constituency but the island itself faces continued challenges and whilst I have been disappointed with the lack of progress made but the present Tynwald, until of late when at long last we seem to be addressing some of the key issues like Pensions, Budget Deficit, problems with our Healthcare, Social Services and now of course we need to reassess our position as a result of Brexit. I look forward if re-elected to facing down these challenges and hopefully building on our good economic record to secure a better and more sustainable future for us all.