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Conservative MP Robert Jenrick outlines priorities as he seeks re-election in Newark constituency in UK General Elected, scheduled for July 4

The sitting MP for Newark Robert Jenrick has officially announced that he will be seeking re-election.

In a message to resident in his constituency of Newark, he outlined his priorities for if he is chosen to continue in the role following the General Election on July 4.

First elected ion 2014, he has since serves at different levels of government including as Housing Minister and most recently Immigration Minister.

Robert Jenrick, Newark MP
Robert Jenrick, Newark MP

Mr Jenrick said: "Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced that the next election will take place on July 4.

“I’m proud to be the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate in our amazing Newark constituency.

In my decade representing you, I have always campaigned for our local community, putting you - local residents - first. It has been my honour and privilege to serve as your representative.

Mr Jenrick said he had secured record government investment for the area and responded to over 20,000 pieces of constituency casework each year with the help of his team.

He added: “When I was first elected, I made several promises about what I would deliver for my constituents.

“Reflecting on the past decade, so much has been achieved, and I am proud of my record in delivering the pledges I made to you all those years ago. Most of all, I am thankful for the trust and support you have placed in me throughout the last decade.

“It’s been an honour to serve our Nation as a Minister and Cabinet Minister. But I believe principle matters above all else.

“That’s why I resigned from Cabinet last year, when I had profound disagreements on immigration policy. I will always fighting for what I believe is right and take a stand when it is necessary to do so.

“Then and now I refuse to be just another politician who makes promises on the key issues the public care about - like immigration - only to break them. That’s my promise to you.

“I am looking forward to being out on the campaign trail, meeting with you, and discussing how we can continue to make our local area an even better place to live and work.

“Thank you for your continued support.”

Mr Jenrick outlined his priorities for people in the Newark constituency as:

• Supporting residents with the cost of living

• Banging the drum for businesses to invest in Nottinghamshire and bring more good jobs to the area

• Ensuring we have the roads, rail and flood defences our growing communities need

• Protecting the vital health and public services we rely on, including Newark Hospital

• Fighting for improvements to our local schools and colleges so our children get the best start in life

• Getting the best deal for local farmers to ensure a thriving agricultural environment

Some of the Conservatives national priorities:

• Reducing legal migration to the tens of thousands and ending illegal migration

• Ensuring pragmatism on net zero so households and businesses don’t face unmanageable costs

• Increasing defence spending to 3% of GDP

• Reducing the tax burden to help with the cost of living

• Reforming public services so the state does less, but better

• Tackling extremism and building a more united and cohesive country

The UK General Election is scheduled to take place on July 4. The candidates for the Newark constituency are (listed alphabetically):

• Michael Ackroyd - Green Party

• Saj Ahmad - Labour

• Adrian Amer - Independent

• Robert Hall-Palmer - Reform UK

• Robert Jenrick - Conservative

• David Watts - Liberal Democrats

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