WORKINGTON’S new MP said he is filled with confidence that promises will be delivered after his first week in Parliament.

After winning the election last Friday morning, Mark Jenkinson – the first Conservative MP to be elected to represent the constituency in 40 years – headed to Westminster on Sunday, ready for an 8am meeting the following day.

He said: “I feel overwhelmed. We’ve got a working majority with the ability to deliver everything that was promised.”

He added the best moments so far had been sitting in the Commons for the first time and taking his oath of allegiance to the Crown.

Mr Jenkinson has met with Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid at a breakfast meeting and attended a European Research Group (ERG) meeting.

He said: “I’ve heard from ministers and the Prime Minister and what they said fills me with confidence that we can deliver for the Workington constituency, people want to hear what I’ve got to say.”

Mr Jenkinson said he has also spoken to the health and transport secretaries “about making my plan for Workington become a reality.”

He added: “I look forward to working with them and others across Government to deliver, what is now, our plan.”

Mr Jenkinson is a father-of-four and he said his family were incredibly proud of him. “I’m missing them greatly, I haven’t worked away since I’ve had young children, but they’re coping incredibly well.

“It’s an honor to be elected by a majority of my peers to represent them.”

Mr Jenkinson is in the process of setting up an office in the constituency.

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