Delivering services in rural areas is more expensive and should be reflected in central Government funding. Our Councils are among the lowest funded in the country - Leicestershire is the lowest funded County Council per head in the country.
As a country we need to celebrate our food producers, recognise they protect our environment and take action to reduce the burdens they face.
Every crime hurts our communities: I will take a zero-tolerance approach.
We should all be able to rely on good local health services close to home to keep our communities healthy.
I will work to establish new GP surgeries in Melton and in Oakham and increase GP provision across our area.
I voted to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum.
I want to improve our road networks across Rutland and Melton so we can get to work, and back to our families, safely.