On 23 April, I travelled through Parliament Square on a bus and couldn’t believe my eyes. Here I was, in the heart of the capital, on St George’s Day, and the only place where I could see St George’s flag flying was on Westminster Abbey.
Last June I received over 60% of the votes cast by the people of Grantham and Stamford. The voters were sending two messages: they wanted the Conservative government to get on and deliver Brexit; and they wanted to stop Jeremy Corbyn from becoming Prime Minister.
Last week, MPs voted on plans for the restoration and renewal of Parliament. This vast complex – more a small town than a single building – is falling apart. Its electrics, central heating, sewage system and water supplies are ancient and constantly breaking down.
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