Matthew says 'thank you' to Hendon

"I would like to thank every one of the 24,328 people who voted for me in the General Election. It is a great honour to be elected for the second time as MP for the Hendon constituency and I am grateful that so many people placed their trust in me. I will continue to work hard for each and every resident irrespective of how they voted.

"The result was a tremendous victory for the Conservative Party and our long-term plan for a better future for our country - a country where a good life is within the reach of everyone who is willing to work and do the right thing.   

"I will press the Government to put working people at the heart of our legislative programme by giving further tax cuts; creating more jobs; offering apprenticeships for young people; and giving more help with childcare. This will strengthen our economy and enable us to build more homes and invest in schools and our NHS.

"I want the recovery to reach all parts of our constituency but I am not complacent. I recognise that locally there are concerns about security, school places, housing, transport, and health facilities. These will be priorities for me. I want to ensure everyone is given a chance in life, no matter who they are or where they are from.

"Five years ago, our country was in the grip of an economic crisis. Five years on, Britain is much stronger and has a Government working for a better and more secure future for everyone."