I am delighted that on Friday evening Wycombe Conservative Association re-selected me as their candidate for the 2015 general election.
In the course of the past three years, I have worked on a wide variety of national and local issues from healthcare, education and welfare to transport, defence, foreign affairs and the economy. Just a couple of weeks ago, the BBC once again asked me to comment on monetary policy.
The trigger which caused me to seek election was fury about the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty. I saw democracy trampled when the European political elite proceeded with the EU Constitution using sophistry after it had been democratically rejected. I am therefore very glad we now have a Conservative policy of renegotiation and referendum.
For someone whose profession is engineering, who never aspired to political office before 2007, being in Parliament has not always been easy. Much that my predecessor Paul Goodman predicted when he stood down is coming to pass. However, a great deal remains to be done on the NHS, the Bank of England seems determined to pump up yet more disruptive bubbles and the EU renegotiation and referendum must be pursued to a conclusion.
That’s why in 2015, I’ll be asking the public to send me to Parliament as a Conservative MP once again. I look forward to what I am sure will be a battle.