Article by Guy Opperman MP
'The Prime Minister was able to articulate a vision which sits comfortably with modern Britain. Firing up the engines of enterprise and aspiration and getting the economy moving and creating jobs – whilst at the same time protecting the public services that people care passionately about, such as schools and the NHS.
I know this because I heard it time and time again on the doorstep, and more importantly, it is what people voted for at the ballot box. My constituency is England’s last frontier, wedged between Newcastle and Carlisle, and sitting directly on the Scottish border. Here, in this most northernly of seats, the results of the Conservatives fighting a sound and sensible campaign in the centre ground were clear.'