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Sherwood MP Mark Spencer: Back to the serious business

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Governing is serious business, and in serious times — we need leadership, writes Sherwood MP Mark Spencer.

The first duty of any government is to govern in the national interest.

I am proud that I am part of a government that is working around the clock to do exactly that.

Mark Spencer. (16214192)
Mark Spencer. (16214192)

This government continues to deliver the leadership that we need, both here in the United Kingdom, and across the globe.

The government’s political opponents may seek to distract us. They may seek to throw the government off course. But it is absolutely vital that we stick to it.

The government has, and will continue to pave the way for a brighter future for the United Kingdom.

With the war in Ukraine rumbling on, and as families across the United Kingdom look to the government for leadership on the cost of living — the government stands with a proud record of action, and being unafraid of making the tough decisions.

Recently, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced further measures to help families with the cost of living. Global inflationary pressures are having an immense effect on households and their incomes.

The government has recognised the seriousness of the challenges ahead.

The Chancellor has made several announcements over the past six months. The most recent announcement included changing the £200 energy rebate in October, by doubling the amount to £400, and scrapping the repayment plan.

Turning to Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, the Prime Minister and the Defence Secretary have confirmed further support for our friends in Ukraine, with the UK government providing M270 long range missiles. This will provide Ukrainian forces with longer range precision weapons, that they have requested to defend themselves from Russian heavy artillery.

I have been in the room when Ministerial colleagues and the Prime Minister have made the big calls. The decisions to order vaccines; to act over the cost of living; to send aid to Ukraine. All of these have sought to build a better Britain, a safer Britain and a more secure international community.

This government has a lot to achieve before the next General Election. But I know, that when it comes to making those big calls, taking those tough decisions, and getting things done — this government is up to the task.

We will continue to level up our communities. We will continue to make Britain and the world a safer place. And we will always work to ensure that the United Kingdom is the best place to live, work, raise your family, and start a business.

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