New Doncaster Conservative MP to meet Boris Johnson on first day in Parliament

New Doncaster Conservative MP Nick Fletcher is set to meet with Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he prepares for his first day in Parliament today.

Monday, 16th December 2019, 9:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 12:16 pm

Mr Fletcher will be welcomed to Westminster for the first time after seizing Don Valley for the Tories in Thursday’s General Election.

The Harworth-based businessman ousted Labour’s Caroline Flint from the seat she had held for 22 years with a majority of 3,630.

The seat has been Labour since 1922.

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Conservative Nick Fletcher - the new MP for Don Valley.

The Prime Minister will address his new intake of Conservative MPs later as they arrive in Westminster to take their seats in Parliament.

Many of the 109 new MPs won in areas traditionally held by Labour in Thursday's election, which saw the Conservatives gain an 80-seat majority.

Their first job will be to vote on the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill that the PM intends to bring back before Christmas.

The Queen will formally open Parliament on Thursday when she sets out the government's legislative programme.

Mr Fletcher has lived in Doncaster all of his life and was born in Armthorpe where he also attended school.

Mr Fletcher, who is married, later set up home in Wheatley before moving several times around the borough until finally settling in Bawtry, where he now lives.

He started electrical contracting business Analogue Electrics Limited in Doncaster back in 1994 and the firm, which is based in Harworth, recently celebrated 25 years in business.

He said “Doncaster has given me a lot and it is now time to give something back, and what better way than serving as the first Conservative MP for Doncaster in nearly 100 years?

“Brexit is the most important issue of our time and Don Valley voted overwhelmingly to leave, and leave we must.

“We can now get on with all the investment we have planned and make Doncaster a fantastic place to live, work and play.”

Mr Fletcher collected nearly 20,000 votes in Thursday’s poll, wiping out the 5,000 plus majority Caroline Flint had held at the 2017 election.