Andrew Mitchell MP: New Year Message 2012-13

1st January 2013

I hope all of my constituents and readers of the Sutton Coldfield Observer have had a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas break. May I wish you the very best for 2013.

I am optimistic about 2013. The Coalition Government has taken the tough and difficult decisions which have been necessary and we are making good progress. The deficit is forecast to keep on falling every year of this Parliament. In addition, the Chancellor recently set out measures which will help support the cost of living for households and boost economic growth in Sutton Coldfield.

I have had an extremely busy and rewarding year as your local Member of Parliament. I have corresponded and met with thousands of my constituents and assisted many individuals with a range of problems. In addition I have visited many schools, businesses and charities in Sutton Coldfield.

Listening to and reflecting the views of my constituents both in Sutton Coldfield and Parliament is one of the most important roles of an MP. I take every opportunity to raise your views on important and often controversial topics with my colleagues.

2012 has been a busy year for Sutton Coldfield: we rejected the proposals by the Boundary Commission, began to campaign against proposals to build on Sutton’s Green Belt and opened the discussion on how to improve our Town Centre.

Throughout 2013 I will be focusing on the interests of Sutton Coldfield, battling for local people on local issues and representing the interests of our Town and everyone who lives in my constituency.

If ever you feel I can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch either by emailing or by writing to me at the House of Commons:

Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Happy New Year!