I would like to start my column this week by saying a huge thank you to everyone who has called or emailed the office to offer their congratulations for my second term.
I have been overcome by the sheer volume of support I have received since being re-elected.
After the first full week in Parliament last week the place is just starting to get back to normal.
The first part of this process after an election is to elect the speaker. John Bercow MP was re-elected on Monday to continue as the Speaker.
The Speaker is a necessary appointment of Parliament as without a Speaker no debate can commence nor can any legislation be passed. Now the Speaker has been reappointed normal business in the House can resume.
Although no legislation will be debated until after the Queen’s speech on May 27, this week MPs have been swearing their oath of office in the House of Commons.
I was lucky enough to swear my oath on Tuesday, which is the first day that Members were able to swear their oaths.
I am immensely proud to represent my constituency of Morecambe and Lunesdale and look forward to implementing my pledges in the coming weeks and months.
On Friday in the constituency I opened a new shop in the West End of Morecambe called Keyla, which sells baby items. It is always fantastic to open new shops and to see people starting businesses in the constituency.
As the self-employment ambassador to the Government I can see that the sector makes a huge impact to the UK economy as a whole and I wish Andrew and Shirley all the best in their new venture.
My office is now open fully after the election campaign and all of the MP’s hotlines and departments are now accessible again.
If you are a constituent and you have a casework enquiry or a problem you would like help with please get in touch.
Whether you voted for me or not I am your Member of Parliament and I am here to help.
Please contact me by phone 01524 841225 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.