Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has officially been sworn in to serve another five years in Westminster.
The MP increased her majority in the recent election, increasing her share of votes for her Rotherham constituency to a majority of 19,860.
Miss Champion said: “I’m absolutely delighted and honoured that the people of Rotherham have once again chosen me as their MP and to have now been sworn in. For the next five years, I will do all I can to get the best deal for our town; both locally and in Parliament. I promise to always fight for the issues which matter the most to the people of Rotherham, as ultimately they are my employers.
“The next five years are an important time for Rotherham and I want to make sure we move in the right direction; with the community coming together to create a stronger town. I have always put my full support behind Rotherham’s businesses and I will continue to do so, and it is vital that we create more apprenticeships and jobs for local people.
“I will also continue my work fighting against child sexual exploitation; both locally and nationally. The victims, survivors and their families still need much more support and I won’t stop until they get it. The people affected by this horrific crime deserve the resources to get justice and to be able to rebuild their lives; I won’t rest until this happens.
“We all know that the last 12 months have been incredibly volatile for Rotherham, but it’s now time to move forward together. My focus is on fighting for what is right and standing up for local people and the most vulnerable. I’d like to thank the people of Rotherham for re-electing me as their MP and allowing me to continue my work to get a better deal for the town.”