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Weekly Column 06.12.18

Last week I wrote my article on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal – as a Member of Parliament I make every decision with you and our country in mind. 

In 2016 I voted remain, which was not an easy decision for a Eurosceptic that does not believe in free movement. As I said at the time I was concerned about the gamble and ensuring that no one was worse off.

The result was clear though and people voted to take the risk – so now we must leave.

Leaving the EU does offer some fantastic opportunities and it is important that we continue to talk up our country and ensure we seize these opportunities. So once again I want to confirm my commitment to deliver Brexit.

Attending local Christmas events has proved a bit of light relief from Brexit. I enjoyed cutting the ribbon to officially open the Elizabeth Rose Giving Tree in Bradford on Avon this year. Well done to 3rd Bradford on Avon Guides and Rangers Unit who beautifully decorated the Elizabeth Rose Giving Tree, which will serve as a collection point for Bath Cats and Dogs Home, Julian House and The Hub.

The entire town looks magical with lights and Christmas decorations – picture perfect.

Another amazing event was the Melksham Christmas light switch on. Melksham’s lights are always so impressive and this year is no exception. Well done to everyone involved! I was so delighted to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas from the stage and see the full strength of community spirit.

The other week I also enjoyed the light switch on at the Toast Office in Whitley, which was special because virtually all the village came along to see the lights and spread some Christmas cheer.

The fundraiser I organised for Wiltshire Air Ambulance at The Raj Chippenham proved a great success – thank you to everyone who came and supported our wonderful life-saving charity. We raised £1,650 and I know every penny will make a difference . If you were not able to attend but do want to support you can give here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/michelle-donelanwaa and I am looking forward to attending the forthcoming official opening of the new base in Semington.

I have a number of advice surgeries coming up – if you would like an appointment to discuss a personal, local or national issue please email michelle.donelan.mp@parliament.uk or call 01249 704465.

I also have some opportunities to join my team – if you are interested please contact me to find out more.