I WANT to take this opportunity to wish everyone who lives in my constituency and all the businesses, schools and groups that operate within it, a very happy Christmas.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my first few hectic months as your MP, and am looking forward to meeting even more of you in 2011. I am confident that next year we will continue to repair our damaged economy and slowly return to the prosperous Britain that we are striving for.
In the meantime, my thoughts turn to those for whom Christmas means difficulty, loneliness and separation from loved ones.
We should also remember those who work so hard to keep us safe and well during the festive season: our brave Armed Forces serving abroad, medical staff, care workers, emergency service workers and in particular the police officer and PCSO who were victims of a brutal attack in Ealing Broadway last week. My thoughts and prayers are with them all.
ANGIE BRAY MP for Ealing Central and Acton