FRESH from victory in the Weaver Vale Election Conservative MP Graham Evans is raring to go in Westminster.
A closely fought battle with Labour’s John Stockton ended in tears of joy for Graham Evan’s, 45, of Macclesfield, when the returning officer announced he had won the marginal seat by more than 900 votes.
“It was such a close run thing,” said Graham, who is married to Cheryl and has three children Sophie, three, Tom, seven, and George, 13.
“It wasn’t over until it was over, my wife couldn’t stand it.
“It’s been three years of very hard work and I am very pleased and privileged to be where I am.”
Following three years of hard campaigning across the constituency, Graham faced an anxious eight hour wait for Friday’s 5.15am result and, after spending Sunday with his family, travelled down to London first thing Monday morning to begin his inductions.
“It’s an amazing experience,” he said, reflecting on his first few days in the corridors of power.
“I’ve never been in the House of Commons before, I’ve never set foot in the place, but it’s a remarkable building and it’s steeped in history, something I really like.
“I was given a pass to access all areas on Monday so I’ve been walking around and getting lost.
“I’ve seen the committee rooms and the massive library.
“All the new MPs have been at an induction on how we can make our constituency inquiries as effective as possible.
“I’ll get a new number and an email address and then I can get replying to constituency inquiries.”
The sales and marketing manager, who is also a former Cheshire policeman, says he will do whatever it takes to improve the constituency..
“I want to work with whoever I can to get a good deal for Frodsham and Helsby,” he added.
“I will have talks and relationships at all levels.
“I’ve visited the chief executives of Cheshire West and Chester and I worked with Halton’s chief executive when I was a Macclesfield Borough Councillor.”