• DUP

    04 July 2017

    Dear Constituent

    Thank you for contacting me.

    At this crucial time, the Prime Minister will form a Government that will work in the interest of the whole United Kingdom and give us the certainty we require as we embark on our departure from the European Union, and help us build a stronger and fairer society at home. With the most seats and most votes, only the Conservative and Unionist Party has the ability and legitimacy to do that.

    The Confidence and Supply Agreement between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), means that the DUP will support the Government on key votes on the Queen’s speech, the Budget and legislation relating to Brexit and national security.

    The Government is determined to deliver for the whole of the United Kingdom, including supporting economic growth across all parts of the United Kingdom. Because of the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland’s history, and the effect this has had on its economy and on people from all parts of the community, we have agreed to provide additional support for the people of Northern Ireland.

    Governing in the national interest will mean delivering a successful Brexit that works for the whole country. It means building on our economic record of more jobs, cutting the deficit and investing more in public services like the NHS. It means tackling the social issues we face in the country: issues like mental health, housing, and proper technical education for young people.

    Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.

    Yours sincerely

    Mel Stride

    MP for Central Devon

    Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General