Local MP, Rebecca Pow, is rated in the top ten of the most active MPs from the 2015 intake according to independent figures released this week.
Rebecca said: ‘It has been a privilege to serve as the MP for Taunton Deane, and whilst it has sometimes proved challenging, my first 10 months have been extremely rewarding. With hard work and a little patience I have seen positive developments on both the personal commitments I made to electors during the election campaign as well as the wider Conservative Party manifesto. I would like to acknowledge that almost without exception I work in conjunction with the relevant teams and organisations in the constituency to both raise and highlight relevant issues. It is a two way process from the constituency to Parliament and Parliament to the constituency.’
Since being elected Rebecca has established herself as an active and hardworking Member of the House of Commons speaking on behalf of constituents, making 139 speeches in the Chamber since May 2015 and leading a debate on the protection of Ancient Woodland.
Recent topics she has raised in the Chamber include flood prevention, fairer funding for schools in Somerset, the upgrade of the A358 and the future of the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO). As a result funding is guaranteed for the A358 improvements, the Government is now committed to introduce a fairer funding formula for schools and the future of the UKHO has been secured in Taunton.
Rebecca has also been active behind the scenes. She is a Member of two Select Committees, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Environmental Audit Committee, and heads up a number of All Party Parliamentary Groups which scrutinise the Government.