Rob Butler, who was elected MP for Aylesbury in December 2019, spoke yesterday for the 500th time in Parliament. In a debate on the Media Bill, Rob talked of the importance of protecting public service broadcasting so people can continue to watch free sport, high-class documentaries and important dramas like the recent “Mr Bates and the Post Office.”
After the debate, Rob said:
“I stood for election on the promise of being a strong voice for Aylesbury, and over the past four years have spoken up time and time again for local residents and businesses about the issues that matter most to them – whether local, national or global.
“Since my election I’ve had 15 Prime Minister’s questions, ranging from cutting congestion in our town centre to pushing HS2 to improve its treatment of local residents, from the rollout of the Covid vaccine to supporting Ukraine.
“The job of an MP is to represent constituents’ views on important national and international topics. I’m pleased that the wide range of experience I had before becoming an MP has enabled me to make contributions on such a varying range of subjects – whether it’s my time as a magistrate enabling me to introduce a new law on drug testing for ex-prisoners, experience as a school governor shaping my determination to push for better funding for children with special education needs, or background in business giving me the knowledge to speak up for local firms and grow the economy.
“Of course, much of the work as an MP in Westminster goes on outside the chamber of the House of Commons – in meetings with Government ministers, charities and many other organisations.
“All of this is on top of local engagement in my constituency, visiting local firms, schools, and meeting our emergency services and armed forces – all providing vital on-the- ground information I can bring to the attention of Government ministers.
“I’m determined to continue to be a strong voice for Aylesbury in the years ahead and continue to make our town an even better place to live, work, visit and invest.”