Newark MP Robert Jenrick ‘fully focused’ on constituency following shock resignation as government’s Immigration Minister from Home Office
Following his shock resignation as the government’s Minister for Immigration yesterday, the MP for Newark, Robert Jenrick said he will be throwing himself into campaigning on issues in his constituency.
On Wednesday evening, the MP quit his ministerial role in the Home Office over what he described as “strong disagreements with the direction of the government’s policy on immigration”.
In his resignation letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Mr Jenrick explained he was quitting with great sadness, but was doing so in response to the government’s Rwanda policy, which he said was not strong enough.
Now, the Newark MP is turning his focus to the issues faced in his constituency.
Speaking to the Advertiser, Mr Jenrick said: "It's been a real honour to serve in government for five Prime Ministers.
“This was a matter of personal principle and an issue my Nottinghamshire constituents care greatly about and want to see addressed fully.
“I didn't want to be another politician making promises on immigration and not keeping them.
“Being independent minded and having integrity on the important issues matters to me.
“I'm very fortunate to have been elected four times as Member of Parliament for Newark.
“My constituents have been very good to me over the years, enabling me to have this national platform and to serve in Cabinet.
“I try to represent their views in Westminster robustly and support them diligently when they need help.
“Being a good constituency MP means everything to me.
“I will be throwing myself into campaigning on lots and lots of pressing local issues in the months ahead."