It has been an honour to represent and support the people of Glenfaba and Peel as your elected MHK over the last five years.
The resilience of our community and our support for each other has been remarkable as we’ve weathered the storms of COVID-19 and Brexit. As Policy & Reform Minister, I have been looking to the future and to re-energising our economy, seizing new opportunities through technology and green initiatives to enable our island to flourish.
My passion is to improve lives in whatever way possible and to make our community and our island an even better place. Locally, I’ve led a number of key projects including the construction of the new Peel bridge, the rebuilding of Foxdale main road, the reconstruction of the Heritage Trail, the completion of Market Place and through the removal of silt, the protection of Peel marina.
With funding agreed for a sewage plant to be built in Peel and the location to be approved in early 2022, my aim is to see building commence later that year, producing safe bathing for all. Another project where funding has been approved is the STEM (Science, Technology and Engineering & Maths) block at Queen Elizabeth II Secondary School (QEII).
The West has led the way with an integrated health and social care model which now needs to be fully implemented to include residential and respite care.
Nationally, we have helped to grow the economy through the fibre rollout, the purchase of the Steam Packet and the new ferry user agreement which includes the building of a new vessel.
While there’s been much progress, there’s still so much more to do and complete. I have built relationships across government and in the local community and worked hard behind the scenes to influence to get things done. I’ve made vital decisions and persevered to see things come to fruition. My hope is that you will continue to trust me to represent you well in the years ahead.
Let’s seize our best future together