My Priorities

Hertsmere is my home patch. I was born and grew up here and I still live in the area with my wife and two young children.

I am passionate about preserving the things that make Hertsmere such a special place to live:

Improving Transport: We rely on our local transport links. I have campaigned constantly on this as your MP and have secured major improvements to our railways, including:

  • Extending Oyster to Potters Bar and Radlett;  

  • Overhauling and upgrading Borehamwood station;  

  • New modern carriages on Thameslink and Great Northern;  

  • Delivering proper compensation for everyone hit by the 2018 timetable chaos;

  • I have also worked to preserve vital local bus services in Bushey and Potters Bar, alongside pushing the Council to make sure our roads are maintained, and potholes fixed. 

I know there is lots to be done if local residents are to get the transport services they deserve.

Better Education: I got an excellent education at our local state schools and am determined to ensure that all children get the best start in life. I know that there is considerable pressure on school places locally. I helped secure a new primary school at Yavneh and facilities at Dame Alice Owen's, and am working with the County and Borough councils to develop a new secondary school in the medium term.

Defending Our Countryside: Our surrounding countryside makes our towns and villages beautiful places to live, gives us space to roam and prevents urban sprawl. Nationally, I speak up to maintain our green open spaces in law. Locally, I give a voice to residents concerned about inappropriate developments, such as the future of the Aldenham Reservoir or the proposed Radlett Rail Freight Terminal.

Better Infrastructure: As our towns and villages continue to grow, particularly with the Elstree Way Corridor and the new Local Plan, we must get the infrastructure to go with it. In addition to education and transport, I continue to campaign for improved local medical facilities, such as a new health hub in Borehamwood, maintaining Potters Bar Hospital, and re-developing key hospitals serving Bushey and Radlett. 

I also regularly campaign on issues that matter to local people, including against anti-Semitism, which has absolutely no place in our society and fairer, simpler taxes for everyone.