Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Women’s Institute at the Erith Veterans Club on Tuesday afternoon, 16 February. Over fifty members of the WI were present at the Clubhouse in Park Crescent, Erith.
Mr Evennett was invited to speak about why he got involved in politics, his experiences as a Member of Parliament, being a Government Whip, and his recent appointment as Acting Minister for Sport, Heritage and Culture.
He said “The role of an MP has changed significantly since I was first elected in 1983. Today, Members of Parliament spend more time dealing with constituents’ cases and visiting local organisations. Living in the constituency, I understand the issues and appreciate the problems that people might face. That’s why I got into politics – because I wanted to change things and give people a voice in Parliament.”
Mr Evennett also answered questions about Whipped votes, the EU, the NHS and being a Minister.