It’s been an honour to serve as a Minister since July 2018 in some of the toughest jobs in Government and latterly to be able to convey views from Horsham direct into the Cabinet.
I fully support the Prime Minister and was grateful for the offer to continue as a Minister however I also absolutely love the other side of my role – serving as the constituency MP for Horsham.
By stepping down I will be able to devote more time to that side of my job. In local projects from helping secure Bohunt School for the town, to our much needed Horsham District “iRock” Hub, to helping ensure a greater police presence on our streets, there is so much an MP can do locally that has such a positive impact on peoples’ lives.
There are significant issues locally including around housing, the local NHS and schools, all of which we need to get right.
I have thoroughly enjoyed serving as Defence Minister and Policing Minister and most recently around the Cabinet table as Minister for the Cabinet Office. That experience has, I hope, made me a better MP. I look forward to continuing to serve Horsham to the very best of my ability and am delighted and honoured that I was reselected to be the Conservative candidate for Horsham for the next General Election whenever that may be!