Representing a partly rural constituency in Parliament means taking an interest in agriculture. Of course, we should all recognise the significance of what our farmers do. They do not just produce the food we eat but also maintain the countryside we all enjoy.
I have represented the constituency of Kenilworth and Southam since its creation in 2010, and the constituency of Rugby and Kenilworth, which included some of my current constituency, for 5 years before that. I have therefore represented areas affected by HS2 since it’s inception in 2009. Phase 1 of HS2 (London to Birmingham) on its current route enters my constituency in its south eastern corner and leaves it in its north western corner. HS2 has been the largest single constituency issue I have dealt with over that period.