Ben was elected to represent Runnymede and Weybridge in 2019 on a pledge to deliver Brexit, drive progress on the River Thames Scheme, improve local infrastructure, protect our natural environment, improve mental health provision and increase school funding.
During 2020 much of everyone’s focus has clearly been to address the challenges of the covid pandemic. Ben has been working to support constituents and businesses across Runnymede and Weybridge throughout the year, including running a campaign to support the aviation sector and the thousands of local jobs and businesses which rely on it. Progress has also been made on all campaign pledges. Ben is also a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, a member of the Covid Recovery Group, and is involved in the review of the Mental Health Act.
Before becoming an MP Ben worked for 10 years as an NHS doctor, specialising in mental health. Growing up he went to a state grammar school in the West Midlands and attended medical school in London. He lives in the constituency with his wife and children.
Ben believes that everyone, no matter their background, deserves great opportunities in life: a quality education, a stable job, the chance to own your home, to raise a family, and the safety net of strong public services, and will continue to deliver these for all constituents.