Today polling stations are open across Wiltshire as people go to vote in the General Election. The importance of the decision made by those who choose to vote from 07:00 to 22:00 cannot be understated.
I have had the immense pleasure of representing the Chippenham constituency from 2015 to 2017. To everyone in Chippenham, Bradford on Avon, Corsham, Melksham, and all surrounding villages, I hope to be able to represent you again.
It is always said that each election is the most important and with Brexit negotiations starting a mere 11 days after the election, we should now more than ever be looking for strong and stable governance.
Please find below a statement from the Prime Minister to all voters in Wiltshire on polling day.
Prime Minister Theresa May
Today is a day for everybody across the country to fix their sights on the future and vote for a better future of fairness, security and opportunity for all.
That is the future I want for Britain as we fulfil the promise of Brexit together.
If we get Brexit right, we can build a Britain that is more prosperous and more secure. A Britain in which prosperity and opportunity is shared by all. A Britain where it’s not where you come from or who your parents are that matter, but the talent you have and how hard you are prepared to work. The greatest meritocracy in the world.
That’s my ambition for Britain. Not just to get the right deal for Britain abroad, but to get a better deal for ordinary working people at home. To put the power of government firmly at their service, to stand up for the weak and stand up to the strong, and put the voices and interests of ordinary working people at the heart of everything we do.
It’s why I will build a Britain that is stronger, so that everyone has the security they need to live a full and happy life. Why I will build a Britain that is fairer, so that no one is left behind and every person has the chance to be all they want to be. Why I will build a Britain where prosperity and opportunity are shared across the country so that all can succeed. A stronger, more united country that stands tall in the world.
This is the prize ahead if we get Brexit right. So if, like me, you believe in Britain. If, like me, you want our country to succeed. If, like me, you believe in putting division behind us, in looking to the future and getting on with the job of building the stronger, more secure country that we need, then fix your sights on the future. And in this unique and crucial election for our country, give me your backing to lead Britain, speak for Britain, fight for Britain, and deliver for Britain.
I can only build that better country and get the right deal in Brussels with the support of the British people. So whoever you have voted for in the past, if that is the future you want then vote Conservative today and we can all go forward together.”