I promised when I was elected I would be a listening MP and it was great to meet so many of you on the doorstep in Brotton at the weekend - thank you to everyone who shared their views about both local and national issues!
Ahead of what is going to be a crucial fortnight in Parliament I wanted to lay out for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland residents (in as balanced a way as possible) what to expect over the next two weeks.
We've all been watching "The Mighty Redcar" on BBC Two, which covers the lives of some extraordinary young people. I've had the chance to get to know the narrator, Madison, over the last year, and for her the sky is the limit.
Like me, two-thirds of people here in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland voted to leave the EU. But five Labour MPs in the North East have just demanded a second referendum, and Labour’s top politicians won’t rule it out. They want to ignore us.
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