VIDEO: WARRINGTON South’s newly elected MP Andy Carter talks about the “whirlwind” past few months and the key issues he has been dealing with transportation and health at the top of the agenda since arriving in government last month.
When he was selected to be the prospective Tory candidate for Warrington South early last March Theresa May was Prime Minister, the country was due to leave the EU at the end of the month and there wasn’t due to be a general election until May 2023 – and then things changed and he is now an MP in the House of Commons.
“I don’t think anything can prepare you for the point you are elected an a Member of Parliament. It is pretty consuming. But I have had support from my family and business colleagues and the town in general. The people of Warrington have been good enought o give me their time to allow me to understand the issues they are facing and for to move things forward as quickly as I can.”
During his first four weeks transport issues have been top of the agenda, in particular issues facing the railways. He says meetings are taking place in Westminster this week looking at ways to deal with train issues including infrastructure in Warrington and across the North in general.
Health has also been a key issue and the need for a new hospital for Warrington.
“One of the first steps was bringing a group of people together to put forward a business case for a new hospital, with Warrington currently not on a list,” said Andy.
“This is a long term project and there is work to do to get Warrington on the list for funding for a new hospital.”
He also talks about the important issue of sorting out Universal Credit and the need for Foodbanks.
Andy also talks about Brexit – “We have had a referendum and an election and the country has spoken and we will leave on January 31st,” he said.
He also says it is important to have a good working relationship with Warrington Borough Council.
To hear the full interview check out the video above.