As a father to two young children, and with a wife who is a governor at a local school, I know just how important it is to have superb local schools to choose from, and how crucial education is to every child's development. This is never truer than in today's fast-changing, high-tech world.
The armed forces are a key part of the identity of West Oxfordshire. RAF Brize Norton is the largest military air base in Europe and home to a third of the Royal Air Force, and those who live and work at the base contribute strongly to our community.
Our community needs a better transport system, from trains and buses to roads and cycling. Living in Bladon, I know first-hand that that congestion on the A40 is a daily issue for many of us, and we need reliable public transport to provide a realistic alternative.
West Oxfordshire is a thriving area with many small businesses and I work hard to provide a strong voice for our local wealth creators. I am determined to ensure that our thriving local economy continues to grow, providing even more good jobs for local people.
I know we all agree that West Oxfordshire needs more affordable homes - to rent or buy. However, these new homes must be at the right price in the right place, and any new development must come with the extra infrastructure needed to support it.