What’s at stake for East Hampshire this election

Too much of our politics and public life has been taken up with Brexit, and it has been a hugely divisive subject.  We need to get Brexit done so we can move on to all the other pressing priorities.  That is what’s at stake in this election.

And this election is about those priorities.  Conservatives have strong plans for the NHS, schools and tackling crime. 

Fundamental to it all is the economy.  It is because we took the tough decisions on public spending, and kept the right conditions for business investment, that we have seen employment at record levels, and we are able to increase spending on what matters most, like schools and hospitals.

That economic performance cannot be taken for granted.  Mr Corbyn and Mr McDonnell have a fundamentally different approach, that ultimately would mean less money for public services.  That too is at stake in this election.