Thanks to all those who supported me in what has been thoroughly gruelling campaign. I am delighted at the turnout, our increased share of the vote and majority, and with our success in the District and Borough elections. For me, the hard work starts now. I’m extremely fortunate that even at a time when politics is mired in the mud, I’m following in the footsteps of a very hard working and popular MP, Peter Ainsworth. To everyone in East Surrey what I can say today is that I hope I will be able to do what he has done: to represent everyone in the constituency whatever party they voted for and to fight to protect our quality and our way of life.