General Election 2017: Anne Main welcomes snap election
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St Albans MP has welcomed Theresa May’s announcement of a snap election on Thursday, June 8.
Mrs Main won with a 12,000 majority at the last election in 2015.
She said: “I look forward to fighting the next General Election based on this government’s record of more jobs, and a stronger economy.
“My role as the local Member of Parliament is to keep giving St Albans a strong voice.
“Over the last 12 years I have worked hard to ensure we keep good NHS services in St Albans, and have continued to fight the rail freight site.
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“I have tackled environmental concerns, raised the issue of unaffordable housing and the lack of a district plan.
“I have spoken up for local businesses, press freedom, and hard-pressed commuters to ensure their voice has been heard at the highest level.”
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Mrs Main backed Brexit in last year’s referendum, while St Albans voted to remain by 62 per cent.
She said: “Brexit presents many exciting opportunities.
“As a country we must come together and we need a strong parliament that can embrace a new relationship with our European partners.
“A parliament that looks to the future and not the past.”