2014 marked the 100th anniversary of World War One. It is therefore timely that, as the year ends, we should reflect on and thank all the brave men and women in our armed forces. Many British soldiers have paid the ultimate price for the freedom that we all enjoy and take for granted. I salute them all.
2014 was also the year it became clear that Britain’s economy is back in business. The 2015 UK fiscal forecast is the envy of Europe and gives us good cause for optimism. Experts predict that Britain’s economy will grow steadily in the New Year, meaning a further boost for business and jobs.
In 2015, we will elect a new government. Too much of our glorious East Riding countryside is desecrated by unsightly wind farms and enough is enough. I will be urging the next government to give local communities a veto on any new wind farm developments.
I also want to see further road upgrades to the A1079, to improve safety and also to relieve congestion, which stifles growth. I will be seeing Transport Ministers again to plead for more local road funding.
In the New Year, I will be supporting proposals to restrict voting on English laws to English MPs and I will support having an ‘in-out’ referendum on Britain’s membership of the bloated European Union.
I believe that this New Year will be better than the last and I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2015.