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Alistair Strathern MP nominated for Constituency MP of the Year 

PRESS RELEASE FROM ALISTAIR STRATHERN MP

WEDNESDAY 3rd APRIL 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Beds MP nominated for Constituency MP of the Year

 

Mid Bedfordshire MP Alistair Strathern, is one of only five MPs shortlisted for the award ‘Constituency MP of the Year’ in the 2024 Pagefield Parliamentarian Awards. He is the only MP elected since 2019 to have been shortlisted for the award.

 

The winner of the award will be announced on the evening of Tuesday April 23rd, with the victor decided by a judging panel of political journalists including Sunday Times Political Editor Caroline Wheeler and the Political Editor of LBC Natasha Clark.

 

Following his historic by-election win in October, overturning the biggest by-election majority since 1945, Mr Strathern pledged to be as accessible and visible a constituency MP as possible.

 

In Mid Bedfordshire, Mr Strathern has held surgeries, coffee mornings and town halls in every corner of the constituency, and visited fire stations, nursing homes, GP surgeries, local football clubs, farms and dozens of local schools.

 

In Parliament, Mr Strathern chaired two Westminster Hall debates on topics relating to his constituency – armed services accommodation and kinship care. He has asked questions of the Government in the Commons on everything from a lack of a GP surgery in Wixams, to inadequate Bedfordshire police funding and a High Street funding bid by Flitwick Town Council.

 

Since becoming an MP, Mr Strathern has been working on a set of priorities including tackling the exploitative effects on unadopted roads, reducing anti-social behaviour and ensuring new build communities also come with much needed infrastructure.

 

Alistair Strathern MP, said:

 

"It is my great privilege and pleasure every day to serve our towns and villages as our MP and represent our communities as well as I can.

 

”When I was first elected, I pledged to be the hardest working and most visible MP possible. Every day I will keep giving my all to live up to that promise.

 

“I'm really pleased to see progress on the issues that dominated the by-election campaign last year, through conversations across the constituency, meetings with businesses and local government and advocacy in Parliament.”

 

Editors' Notes:

 

The other nominees for ‘Constituency MP of the Year’ are Alberto Costa, Florence Eshalomi, Sara Britcliffe, Carolyn Harris and Jess Phillips.

 

 

The full judging panel is Financial Times Deputy Political Editor Jim Pickard, Deputy London Playbook Editor Dan Bloom, Sunday Times Political Editor Caroline Wheeler, Politics Home Editor Laura Silver, Political Editor of LBC Natasha Clark, Financial Times Whitehall Editor Lucy Fisher and Daily Mail Political Editor Jason Groves.

 

The Pagefield Parliamentarian Awards also celebrate frontbench MPs, Peers, parliamentary staffers, campaigners and political speeches.

 

You can see Alistair explaining his priorities for office, here

 

ENDS

 


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