Thank you

A humbling privilege to be returned for the 3rd time with such a huge 60% of the vote. Thank you to the people of Mid Norfolk, for your trust and for such an overwhelming response to my #PositivePolitics #ItStartsHere campaign reaching out to ALL voters regardless of affiliation, taking no votes for granted and committing to the #OneNation #CompassionateConservative mission I set out here in 2010.

I have, and will NEVER, refer to this constituency as 'safe' and campaigned as if it is a marginal because marginality is the central challenge my constituents face: marginality from poor connectivity; marginality from the exciting jobs and careers being created in Cambridge and Norwich; and marginality for those suffering in silence in dormitory villages from loneliness, isolation, exclusion; and marginality from mainstream party politics.

Tonight I have pledged to continue my crusade here locally, and to take that OneNation Conservative message to the new Parliament and fight for a Conservatism that inspires by offering a long term vision of how we get out of debt with a fairer economic model, renegotiate our relationship with Europe whilst holding the United Kingdom together and enhancing our prosperity and security, and resisting the shrill divisive voices of Scottish and English nationalism.

This country faces huge challenges - domestically and internationally - which we will need the best values of this great country to tackle.

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About George

George was elected to Parliament in May 2010 after a 15 year career in and around the Cambridge cluster supporting high growth businesses.
 
George won the 2010 election for the new constituency of Mid Norfolk, with a majority of 14,000, after an innovative campaign (It Starts Here!) focussed on the need for a fresh start in politics. Founder of the Mind The Gap! and Positive Politics campaigns, and a passionate advocate of the role of enterprise in a renaissance of civic responsibility, he narrowly missed capturing Stevenage for the Conservatives in 2005 with one of the biggest swings of the 2005 election.
 
 
In the 2015 elections, George retained his seat with an increased majority of 17 276 and 52% of the vote.
 
George has written and spoken widely on the potential of Britain's science and innovation economy to support a sustainable economic recovery and unlock huge trade and inward investment opportunities in fast emerging global markets. In Parliament, he has led the Movember campaign and helped lead the Fresh Start EU Reform Group of Conservative MPs, as well as championing a revolution of patient empowerment.
 
Following the 2010 election he was appointed PPS to the Minister for Climate Change, Greg Barker MP, and elected Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science & Technology in Agriculture. In 2011 he was appointed Government Adviser on Life Sciences to the Minister of State for Universities and Science, Rt Hon David Willetts MP. In this role he was closely involved in the development and implementation of the Government's Life Science Strategy announced by the PM in December 2011. In 2014, George was appointed the first UK Minister for Life Sciences at the Department of Health and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and was reappointed to the role following the 2015 general election.

In the 2015 elections, George retained his seat with an increased majority of 17 276 and 52% of the vote.
 
George has written and spoken widely on the potential of Britain's science and innovation economy to support a sustainable economic recovery and unlock huge trade and inward investment opportunities in fast emerging global markets. In Parliament, he has led the Movember campaign and helped lead the Fresh Start EU Reform Group of Conservative MPs, as well as championing a revolution of patient empowerment.
 
Following the 2010 election he was appointed PPS to the Minister for Climate Change, Greg Barker MP, and elected Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science & Technology in Agriculture. In 2011 he was appointed Government Adviser on Life Sciences to the Minister of State for Universities and Science, Rt Hon David Willetts MP. In this role he was closely involved in the development and implementation of the Government's Life Science Strategy announced by the PM in December 2011. In 2014, George was appointed the first UK Minister for Life Sciences at the Department of Health and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and was reappointed to the role following the 2015 general election.

Some of George's Campaigns:

Local Identity Agency (1992-1997): George set up the UK’s first localism think tank, campaigning for a renewal of civic society.

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap (2003-2005): George founded the non-partisan group 'Mind the Gap!' to explore the causes of people's disillusionment with mainstream politics.

Positive Politics

Positive Politics! (2005 General Election): in the 2005 General Election, George launched his ‘Positive Politics!’ campaign in Stevenage, a movement to promote a new approach to party politics. He nearly unseated the incumbent Barbara Follett MP with one of the biggest swings in the country. His film Positive Politics: Campaigning in an age of Cynicism was shown at the Conservative Party Conference in 2005.

The Norfolk Way

The Norfolk Way (2007-present): George founded The Norfolk Way in 2007 as an independent campaign organisation to act as a catalyst for positive, sustainable and entrepreneurial change in rural Norfolk.

It starts here

It Starts Here (2010 General Election): George ran for the seat of Mid Norfolk with the campaign ‘It Starts Here’, combining a fresh and positive approach to politics based on grassroots action.

It Started Here

It Started Here (2015 and 2017 General Elections): Following five years as MP for Mid Norfolk, George launched the campaign ‘It Started Here’ in 2015 and again in 2017, campaigning on planning, housing and infrastructure, supporting our NHS, care and mental health services, and better schools and skills training for all.

My Work in Westminster

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George Freeman in Westminster

Publications


George Freeman: New technology can save the NHS

21st September 2015 There is a truth in our society that we can no longer ignore. With a rapidly ageing population, the UK faces a new demographic reality. | ConservativeHome



George Freeman: How technology will transform care and debate about our NHS

18th January 2015 The technological revolutions which have transformed so much of our economy and society are about to transform healthcare. | ConservativeHome


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