Last year I voted to Remain in the EU. But the majority of people did not. So I respect this democratic decision and believe that as your MP my job would be to work constructively to get the best possible deal for the UK.
As a commuter himself, Mark Prisk is working hard to improve our rail services. He has organised face-to-face meetings for commuters with senior rail bosses; won new compensation rights for passengers; and successfully lobbied for new and more trains at peak hours. These are due to come over the next eighteen months.
Mark Prisk backs the Stop Bengeo Quarry (SBQ) campaign. He met with members of the SBQ, on the 22nd of April concerning plans for a gravel pit to be extracted. A number of constituents have contacted Mr Prisk stating their strong objection to the proposal, arguing that it would have significant adverse effects on the local residents and the local environment, including Bengeo Primary School. Mark Prisk has now written to both Hertfordshire County Council and the Environment Agency to oppose this.
Over recent years, Mark Prisk has been lobbying hard to get the constituency, the funding needed for upgrading to superfast broadband. This includes Bishop's Stortford, Hertford and villages like Much Hadham. In 2014 we got confirmation from the Government that £6.6 million would be provided for the joint bid from Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire County Councils, some £4m is to be spent in Hertfordshire.
We need more homes in East Herts to meet demand, but that doesn’t mean we have to destroy our quality of life. I have set out six guiding principles I will adopt if re-elected. I believe they will help us achieve a balanced approach to housing and planning.