Both before and since the General Election I have spoken to a number of people who have concerns about the quality and availability of NHS health provision in Essex.
When I was selected and throughout the General Election campaign I was asked what my position on Europe was, my answer was always the same.
New apprenticeships mean more young people in Braintree are getting the skills they need to succeed.
Yesterday the Chancellor, George Osborne, delivered his sixth and final Budget of the current Parliament. It was a good budget for the country as a whole and an excellent one for Braintree.
I'm pleased to hear that progress is being made in finding a new sponsor for Tabor Academy in Braintree.
I've recently received a number of form-letters from people concerned about the implications on the NHS of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), I thought it important to address those concerns.
New figures show that 1288 fewer people in Braintree are now claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance since 2010 - a 63% drop. There are now just 761 claimants a fall of 407 since January last year.
I believe that taxes should be modest and tax regimes simple, and when big companies or wealthy individuals don't pay their fair share it puts more of the tax burden on the rest of us. That is why I believe that we should be tough on tax dodgers.
The Conservatives created the Armed Forces Covenant to make sure that we honour the social contract that we have with service personnel and their families.