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MPs for Aylesbury and Buckingham set out their plans

MPs for Aylesbury and Buckingham set out their plans

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 5:54am 16th December 2019. (Updated at 5:56am 16th December 2019)

Thursdays General Election result means new MPs for Aylesbury and Buckingham. 

Conservatives managed to retain their seats in both constituencies.

Aylesbury gained Rob Butler as their new MP, while Greg Smith takes over from John Bercow, ex-House of Commons speaker, in Buckingham. 

Here is what they will be focusing on now their in office. 

Rob Butler MP is the first new MP for Aylesbury in 27 years, and says that HS2 is his constituents top priority which makes it his.

Speaking on Friday about the issue after his win he said:

"I believe we have a much better future as an independent sovereign nation when we have controls of our borders, our trade, our laws and our money. 

"If we get the first stage of Brexit done we will have left by the end of January, we can then work on the new arrangements we need to make with our friends and Partners in Europe

"There is a very clear message locally and nationally, and that is the public want Boris Johnson's deal done. They want us to move on and progress on the issues that matter both locally and nationally."

The biggest issue Rob Butler believes his constituents are concerned about is HS2:

"Without a shadow of a doubt the biggest issue locally is HS2. People are frustrated, they feel ignored. They feel very strongly they've argued there's no economic case, no environmental case and frankly that it is just too expensive.

"Even those who have tried to come up with mitigation measures, like for example the Parish council in Wendover who've spent a lot of time and effort making a proposal for a mined tunnel feel that that has not been taken seriously."

The new Aylesbury MP has spoken to the transport secretary that they will meet, along with local residents to discuss HS2.

Buckingham has gained Greg Smith as their MP, who believes he has already stopped the expressway. 

Outlining his plans for this week, the newly elected MP explained his top issues : 

"Now we need to make sure East-West rail is delivered on time. We get the improvements to our local times, we get the extra police we need to fight crime, the extra doctors to cut waiting times to see a GP and insure the economy remains strong to pay for it all."

Speaking on Friday he also spoke about how he plans to represent his constituents:

"I'm going to carry on going out, knocking on doors, asking people what they think and what they want to see happen in the area. 

"I want a packed diary every single week. With people getting on with our everyday lives and ensure I am totally grounded in what people in Buckingham think. What their hopes, their dreams, their fears and their concerns are."

We will be catching up with them soon as they begin their new roles. 

 

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