Just after the newly elected Member of Parliament for Bridgend, Jamie Wallis, took his seat, he took this opportunity to thank the people of Bridgend and Porthcawl for placing their trust in him.
His first few words since becoming the MP for Bridgend were: ” It is a huge honour and a privilege to have been elected as the MP for a seat I hold so close to my heart.
“During this campaign, I had the chance to speak with many thousands of local people about My 6-point Plan for Bridgend and Porthcawl
“The people of Bridgend have placed their trust in me and some will have lent me their votes this time around. I am determined to show them that they were right, to place their cross next to my name and will start immediately to repay that faith.
“My Plan includes Getting Brexit Done which will allow us to focus on other priorities which have for so long taken a back seat. We also need to boost the local economy by revitalising our High Streets and getting more police on the streets and making sure Bridgend and South Wales Police get their fair share of the extra 20,000 police officers.
“Also part of My Plan is to see an improvement of local NHS services. While the staff who work within the NHS in Bridgend are doing a fantastic job, the Welsh Labour Government, who have controlled our NHS since 1999, have failed them.
We need to equip our future generations with the right tools and that is why improving the dismal record, yet again, of the Welsh Labour Government on Education is so important to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance in life and that no child is left behind.
Over-development is something which we are seeing more and more locally, and I will push the council, where necessary, to think again on some planning applications where it does not have residents’ approval or if it does not work for the benefit of Bridgend and Porthcawl.
“Regardless of how you voted during this election, I will be your voice in Westminster. I will be an MP for the whole of Bridgend.
“I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible over the months and years ahead.
“If you would like to raise an issue with me, then please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org”