Afriyie will seek re-election to continue the fight against a Colnbrook runway
Adam Afriyie has today confirmed he will seek re-election on a platform of continuing to fight Heathrow expansion, protecting the area from flooding, and defending the local economy.
Colnbrook’s incumbent MP Adam Afriyie has today issued a statement on his website confirming he will seek re-election for the Conservatives in the forthcoming General Election with opposition to a Third Runway high on his list of priorities.
Nationally he will campaign to give a strong voice for Theresa May as she negotiates the country’s departure from the EU, and for “an outward looking Britain that expands its trade and connections across the globe”.
“Having grown up in a tough neighbourhood in South East London, it has been a huge privilege to have been elected to represent the Windsor constituency for the 12 years.
“With hard work we’ve achieved a lot over that period, but I am very conscious that there is much more to do in protecting and improving our constituency and our country.
A map of the Windsor constituency takes pride of place on my office wall. It reminds me every day that it is you, my constituents, who have elected me to serve your interests.
“So I want to thank you for your overwhelming and continued support in the past and, should I be fortunate to be re-elected on 8th June, you have my commitment that I will continue to work hard in representing your interests in Parliament”.
In addition to Heathrow, he says he will fight to protect the area from “devastating” flooding and will seek to defend a “vibrant economy”.
Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart, a staunch advocate of building a Heathrow Third Runway and a new incinerator in Colnbrook, despite not representing the village in Westminster, announced a week ago that she would not seek re-election. She has represented Slough for 20 years and was one of just 13 MPs that voted against holding a General Election. Her decision raises the hope that an alternative Labour candidate might adopt a different stance.
Mr Afriyie has also urged voters to ensure they are registered to vote before the deadilne of 22nd May.