As the next General Election approaches, former MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, Nick Hurd, gave a final statement before stepping down.
He said: “By the time you read this, I will no longer be your Member of Parliament. After fourteen years, it is time for me to pass the baton.
“It’s been an enormous privilege. The best thing about the role is the opportunity to help people with their problems and concerns. Over the years, thousands of people have entered my surgery or inbox. We have always tried to help and more often than not, we have got a result. This is largely due to a superb support team. Ann Taggart and Jill Brown have been with me from the start and I will be forever grateful to them.
“At times we have had to mobilise the community. To those of you who were involved in the campaigns to keep Harefield Hospital and the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in the area, thank you. Thousands supported the first campaign to save Northwood from a terrible TfL redevelopment plan. Without the support of the community, we would not have been able to change those decisions.
“I have also had the honour to serve my country as a Minister under three separate Prime Ministers. None of that would have been possible without the support I have had from voters over four elections.
“I will leave with a great love for a special area that has treated me very well. I have done my best and hope that was good enough.
“Over and out – and thank you.”