KEEPING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE
I have successfully lobbied for extra police with 365 more working across Essex, including officers tackling rural crime and patrolling town centres, keeping residents and businesses safe. 135 more police will be recruited in 2020/2021.
A HEALTH SERVICE WE CAN BE PROUD OF
£394 million more a week for the NHS to be delivered by the Conservatives. Local hospitals now have 1,502 more doctors and nurses than in 2010. The Princess Alexandra Hospital, used by many residents will share in £2.7 billion worth of funding as one of the FIRST six hospitals to be rebuilt.
INCREASED SCHOOL FUNDING
I worked with local teachers as an MP and minister, and delivered a funding increase for all primary and secondary school pupils. I will keep working for more increases and £500 million p.a. investment in skills funding for 16-19 year olds.