I have long held the view that we should leave the EU and campaigned for Vote Leave in the run-up to the Referendum. Our constituency had the third highest leave vote in the country and in 2017 I was elected on a manifesto commitment to honour the outcome of the Referendum.
Figures released earlier this week show that the number of people out of work is at a record low. In Castle Point, the number of people who are unemployed has fallen by 1,079 – a 67 per cent drop – since 2010.
Figures out today have revealed that the value of all work in the Construction industry has increased by 7 per cent since 2016-17, meaning more higher-paying jobs, better infrastructure and a growing economy.
The Oliver King Foundation was set up in 2012 following the death of 12-year-old Oliver. He died from a sudden cardiac arrest whilst at school. If a defibrillator had been available on that day, it could have saved Oliver’s life.