I was first elected at the 2015 General Election, and re-elected again in 2017. The constituency includes Atherton, Westhoughton, Blackrod, Horwich, Heaton, Lostock and Smithills.
Prior to entering Parliament, I worked as an engineer in the Mass Spectrometry industry for nearly twenty years, so I feel that I would bring a wealth of real world experience to the House of Commons Chamber.
With the Northern Powerhouse and Devolution to Greater Manchester, I want to ensure that Bolton West receives a fair share of the investment, prosperity and jobs growth. We need to ensure that our economy is rebalanced between the North and South and between industry and services.
I was recently appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Department for Transport.