Working as your Member of Parliament is a privilege. I would like to thank you all for your support and hope that you join me in welcoming over £300 million pounds worth of infrastructure investment I have secured from the government for our schools, hospital, housing and jobs in Stevenage and the surrounding villages.
The redevelopment of the Lister hospital is making it one of the largest hospitals in the East of England and a centre of clinical excellence. New schools are being built as others are being expanded and refurbished to ensure that our children have access to the best educational opportunities. Social housing is being modernised across the area, upgrades to our railway stations and investment in our roads are helping Stevenage to lead the economic recovery. Local businesses tell me that the measures introduced by the government are making it easier for them to get on with running their firms and take on extra employees.
I will continue to listen to local people and work hard to push forward with the changes that local people want. I look forward to meeting and working with many more of you.