As the country went to the polls for the biggest decision in recent history, my evening was committed to my duties as your Member of Parliament; meeting with local businesses large and small to discuss their needs, concerns and hopes for the future.
One topic dominating our headlines has been education. Just last week, I visited the new site of Sybil Andrews Academy in Moreton Hall and met with local builders working hard to deliver the school for the new term.
First, I would like to start by wishing all my constituents a belated Happy Easter. And while the political calendar rests for the period, I have a chance to reflect upon the busy schedules that dominate a sitting Parliament and legislators like myself.
Reflecting on my time in Parliament since May, one topic that has and will continue to dominate the agenda is defence; highlighted by the agreed air strikes in Syria and a vote on Trident due later this year.
As we welcome in the New Year, the new start is proving great for our area. 2015 saw the largest rise in house prices in Bury St Edmunds by almost 13%. A handful of Suffolk’s community leaders received honours on the New Year’s Honours List and the town is ready to blossom as Bury In Bloom replenishes our town’s floral display.