When I moved here in the 1980s I wanted to become involved and part of the local community. I
became a local Councillor, attended events and played whatever part I could to help, something I have continued to do since becoming your MP in 2010.
This week Parliament returned from one of the busiest Conference seasons of recent years. I know some will see it as bias, but the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham really was the only one which set out a clear path and commitment to working for the people of the UK.
The new Government has hit the ground running making an excellent start before Parliament rose for Summer Recess. The new Prime Minister had a huge reshuffle of Ministers and I am delighted to say the Midlands is well represented.