The Farrington Gurney Parish Journal, Sept/Oct 2019
Much to my delight, Boris Johnson asked me to become Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council in his recent appointments upon being elected as Prime Minister. I had my first Cabinet meeting, my first outing at the Despatch Box and first Privy Council meeting the next day. The joy in joining the Government is naturally in part personal but mainly because we will now leave the European Union on the 31st October. Something that would not have happened with any other possible Prime Minister.
Most interest in my appointment seems to have focused on my list of banned words. Generally, my aim is to be polite to my constituents who after all employ me, to address them correctly and be clear in correspondence.
Nonetheless, despite my new role, my primary responsibility is still to my constituents. If you have any problems or issues that you would like assistance with, please do not hesitate to get in contact. You can do this by letter or by email, or by booking an appointment at one of my regular surgeries. Please see for contact information and dates and details of how to make surgery appointments.