It has been a privilege to serve as the Member of Parliament for Windsor since 2005.
Since 2005, I have been privileged to serve as the MP for Windsor. I've had the opportunity to work closely with proactive, conscientious Councillors, and I've been able to make a real difference to the lives of those who need it most. That's exactly why I came into politics!
Windsor is a truly special part of the country and our area contains
some of the most beautiful towns and villages in the UK. We have historic
buildings; great parks, hills and lakes; and not one, but two world famous
Windsor itself is a traditional garrison town with a deep military history. And, of course, we have a royal presence in Windsor Castle.
I am proud of our unique heritage, Windsor is a lovely place to live, and a fantastic place to visit and explore.
Windsor ConstituencyThe Windsor constituency is made up of 53 towns, villages and hamlets, lying within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Bracknell Forest Council, and Slough Borough Council.
At the centre of the constituency is the historic town of Windsor, famous for its castle where the Queen used to spend most of her private weekends. Cobbled market streets wind their way along the banks of the Thames towards Eton College, one of Britain's oldest institutions, and The Savill Garden, one of the country's finest ornamental gardens.
Within the constituency there are many charming historic villages including Ascot, home to Royal Ascot; Clewer, Datchet, Eton, Sunninghill, Sunningdale, Horton, and Wraysbury. Many of these villages date back to the Middle Ages and contain fine examples of Norman churches, such as St Michael and All Angels. Winkfield is a busy and friendly village; Alexander Pope, the poet, grew up and wrote in Binfield; and the famous brickmakers of Warfield helped to restore 10 Downing Street. And, in Slough, Colnbrook and Poyle straddle the lovely Colne Brook and Wraysbury River.
Historic WindsorWindsor and the surrounding areas have a rich history.
The Royal Family have been a major part of life in the area for nearly 1,000 years and in the 14th and 15th Centuries, Windsor was one of the wealthiest areas in the country because the presence of the monarch brought so many of London's most famous merchants to the town. Today's visitors to Windsor are welcomed to Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest continuously inhabited castle in the world.
Windsor also has a venerable military history. Established as a garrison town following the English Civil War, Windsor is home to the Coldstream Guards, the Welsh Guards, and the Household Cavalry. We're extremely proud of our regiments and of the role they play, day-to-day, in our community. Alongside the people of Windsor, I am always thankful for the dedication of our armed forces. We must never underestimate the contributions made by our veterans to our freedom and security.