I’d like to start to congratulate all the re-elected Labour MPs on the Wirral on their campaigns and election victories.
I’d also like to thank all the supporters and volunteers who campaigned for a Labour victory in Wirral South.
I couldn’t have achieved the result I did on election night without every single campaigner who spoke to constituents in the weeks and days running up the polling day.
They worked tirelessly to achieve the result and I am thankful and proud of everyone involved in Wirral South’s campaign.
Theresa May called an election because of her own arrogant assumptions and for the sake of her party but the result showed that the British people won’t be taken for granted.
Now we have a situation where a Prime Minister who boasted of a strong and stable government is now in a weak position and is clinging on to power by forming a coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
The views of the DUP on issues such as LGBT rights and abortion have quite rightly caused concern. The collaboration with the DUP also puts the Northern Ireland peace process at risk.
The Conservatives may well have won the election but Tory politicians are far from jubilant at the state of affairs within their party.
Now that I have been re-elected I will continue to hold the government to account and this incudes any deals or discussions that are made with the DUP. I will also continue to push the government to offer assistance to New Ferry after this was put on hold because of a snap election.
This week is the anniversary of my friend and colleagues death. Events across the country will be held in memory of Jo Cox as part of the Great Get Together. It is a fitting initiative and tribute to Jo who believed people have more in common than what divides them.