"It has been both a privilege and an honour to represent my home town of Telford in Parliament for the last 14 years. I am proud of what we have achieved. I had hoped that our programme to build a fairer society run for the many and not the few would change the direction of our country. The voters rejected that and I respect that decision."
"I want to say a huge thank you to all those who did put their trust in me on May 7th and to all those who have helped me, supported me and lent me their support over the last 14 years."