2020 has been dominated by the pandemic and although we are still under restrictions the roll-out of the two vaccines means that we can look forward to getting back to some form of normal life from next Easter onwards.
Although the virus has slowed down some of the work we wanted to move forward with, it hasn't prevented us from progressing with our levelling up agenda.
I have worked hard to make sure that Grimsby is prominent in Parliament so that Government can understand what towns like ours needs. Since the loss of the fishing industry, our town has not fared well, and I'm working continuously to change that.
This year my constituency team and I have worked with over 1,800 constituents, been in touch with over 400 Grimsby businesses and visited 10 local schools and colleges.
I have worked with local business people to help raise over £42,000 for local charities and have worked as a volunteer with others to help support those people shielding in the lockdown periods.
The Government has supported the town with over £45 million of funding to help redevelop the town centre, and being a key port and centre for the renewables sectors, more exciting developments are still to come.
I wish you all a safe and happy New Year.