Swearing In

James Cleverly MP, swearing in, House of Commons

Today I was sworn in as a Member of Parliament.  Every MP does this after a general election from the Prime Minister to the newest parliamentary débutante, like me.

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Thank you

houses_of_parliament.jpgLast week the voters of Braintree elected me to be their Member of Parliament and I want to thank everyone who did so.

It is a privileged to represent such a wonderful part of the country and I intend to work hard for everyone in the constituency and help unlock its full potential.

I believe that having a Conservative majority government makes that aspiration easier and our best days are ahead of us.

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Schools, teaching and education

millionchildren.jpgWhile out campaigning I've been asked about the Conservative's plans for education so I will outline them here.

The Conservative Party believes in investing in our schools and improving education so that our children have every opportunity to succeed. 

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Unemployment in Braintree falls by 1,174 since 2010

King_and_Co.jpgFigures released this week show that 1,174 fewer people in the Braintree constituency are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance compared to 2010, a 61% drop.

This means more people in work, with the security of a good job and a regular pay packet so they can provide for themselves and their families.

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Please sign our small business letter

brady-2.jpgI worked in businesses for over 20 years before getting involved in politics including a number of years running my own company.  I know how important the small business sector is.

But don't just take it from me, here is a request from Karen Brady, the Conservative Party's Small Business Ambassador.

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