MP for Windsor
Working Hard For You
This Queen’s Speech will restore Parliament’s voice

It was my immense pleasure to be sworn in today as the Member of Parliament for Windsor for the fourth time; I could almost remember the pledge verbatim and the event remains unforgettable.

Irrespective of how people voted I am mindful that my role now is to represent all constituents during the course of this parliament.

As MP for the regal constituency of Windsor with its famous resident it always brings a smile when I make the oath:

‘I swear by Almighty God that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her heirs and successors, according to law. So help me God.’

The Queen is our head of state and by swearing an oath we are making it clear that we will serve the national interest without fear or favour. Ultimately it is we elected MPs in Parliament who decide the laws of our land, not the Government.

This is particularly poignant today being sworn in within minutes of the Queen delivering the Royal address which laid out the Government’s legislative platform on exiting the EU over the next two years.

It seems to me that this is one of the most important Queen’s Speeches of my 12 years as an MP and, arguably, of my lifetime.

The reason is simple: Parliament is taking back control of our laws and with it control of our country’s destiny.

As a Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy I am particularly looking forward to Britain forging its own trade policy and building strong trade partnerships with countries across the world.

Whilst some of our manifesto commitments, most notably giving more children the opportunity to go to grammar schools, were not included in this speech it is important to remember that this is the agenda for the next 2 years, not the rest of the Parliament.

I feel more confident than ever that Britain’s most prosperous, meritocratic and outward looking days lie ahead and that this Conservative Government has the right plan and the right leadership to see us through.

 

ENDS

  1. Adam Afriyie is the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana.
  2. He has a strong background in science, technology and innovation.
  3. He is currently Chairman of the Fintech APPG, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and President of the Conservative Technology Forum (CTF).
  4. He was Shadow Minister for Science from 2007-2010 and has a background in the information services and technology sector.
  5. He is Patron of the Parliamentary Space Committee (PSC) and was Chair of the PSC between 2010 and 2015.
  6. For more information on Adam’s platform, please see the ‘Campaigns’ section of this website.
  7. You can see Adam being sworn in here.
  8. A transcript of the Queen’s Speech can be found here.
  9. A list of the Bills in the Queen’s Speech can be found here.
Thank you for your support

Having grown up in social housing in a tough neighbourhood of South London, I’ve never taken anything for granted in life and have worked always worked as hard as I can. So I want to say a huge thank you for the level of support at this election.

It really is an honour to have been elected for the fourth time as the MP for the Windsor constituency and I will continue to fight for things that matter to us locally and nationally over the next parliament as I have done over the last 12 years.

I also want to thank, once again, the many volunteers, activists, leaflet deliverers and association members who helped with the campaign.

Above all I want to thank all those who voted Conservative, some for the first time, which has brought about the highest share of the vote in Windsor since the 1950s and highest number of votes in the history of the Windsor constituency.

Moving forward, you have my commitment that I will continue to work hard as you MP in Parliament and I will work for all constituents, irrespective of how you voted at this election.

 

Locally I will campaign to…

  • Continue the fight against Heathrow expansion.
  • Protect our area from devastating floods.
  • Defend a vibrant local economy.

Nationally I want to see…

  • The best Brexit we can achieve
  • A strong and stable economy that spreads jobs and opportunity to everyone
  • An outward looking Britain that expands its trade and connections across the globe

For more information, please see the ‘Campaigns’ section of this website.

 

Once again, thank you and please feel free to contact me in Parliament about if you have concerns or suggestions on Government policy.

 

Warm regards

Adam Afriyie

 

Member of Parliament for Windsor

Ascot, Ascot and Cheapside, Binfield with Warfield, Castle Without, Clewer East, Clewer North, Clewer South, Colnbrook with Poyle, Datchet, Eton Wick, Eton and Castle, Horton and Wrasbury, Old Windsor, Park, Sunningdale, Sunndingdale and South Ascot, Warfield Harvest Ride, Winkfield and Cranbourne.

 
 
 

ENDS

  1. Adam Afriyie is the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana.
  2. He has a strong background in science, technology and innovation.
  3. He is currently Chairman of the Fintech APPG, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and President of the Conservative Technology Forum (CTF).
  4. He was Shadow Minister for Science from 2007-2010 and has a background in the information services and technology sector.
  5. He is Patron of the Parliamentary Space Committee (PSC) and was Chair of the PSC between 2010 and 2015.
Why I’m standing for re-election as your MP

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 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.

 

My top local priorities if re-elected will be:

  • Continuing the fight against Heathrow expansion.
  • Protecting our area from devastating floods.
  • Defending a vibrant local economy.

For more information, please see the ‘Campaigns’ section of this website.

 

My national priorities will be:

  • A strong voice for Theresa May as she negotiates our departure from the EU
  • A strong and stable economy that spreads jobs and opportunity to everyone
  • An outward looking Britain that expands its trade and connections across the globe

Above all, please ensure that you’re registered to vote here before 22nd May.

 

…And I hope to see you on the campaign trail!

 

Warm regards

 

Adam Afriyie

Conservative candidate for Windsor

 

Update from Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is set to increase security measures in Windsor from this evening (27/3).

Specialist barriers will be put in place around Windsor Castle ahead of the Guard Change which is set to take place on Wednesday (29/3).

Security measures and activities, including those for pre-planned events in crowded places have been reviewed by the Force following the recent terror attack in Westminster.

Encryption makes the UK safer

Yesterday the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, was right to say that Britain would not be cowed by the terrorist attacks last Wednesday. Nor would we accept terrorism as an inevitable fact of life.

We must always be mindful against encroaching on traditional British liberties which protect the citizen against the state. We must be equally mindful that 21st century terrorists use 21st century tools, not those of the previous century or decade. Our laws and techniques to combat terrorism must keep pace with the tools of terror that threaten our safety.