Simon wants to improve connectivity in our area in all its different forms, from tackling poor internet quality in Coulby Newham to ending the culture of neglect that has seen some of East Cleveland's towns like Loftus abandoned and ignored for far too long.
This culture of neglect has manifested itself in insufficient transport links, below par broadband connections, and dwindling public services.
Back in July, Simon heard first-hand from local people about how badly they want Barclays UK to reconsider its plans to close its branch in the town. Here, Simon is pictured outside the branch with local councillors Wayne Davies and Mary Lanigan together with Loftus Mayor Mike Hodgson.
In order to tackle the issues head-on, Simon will be holding frequent town hall meetings in addition to his regular surgeries.