My First year in parliament
If a week is long time in politics, then a year is a life time, and nothing could have prepared me for the rollercoaster ride that being a Member of Parliament really is. Every day brings a new challenge and opportunities to advocate for my constituents, there is always a new sense of urgency but also a sense of overwhelming privilege and responsibility. "But after a year of firsts- my first election victory, first speech in parliament, first question to the Prime Minister- I feel more inspired, passionate and energized than ever about having this opportunity to represent my constituents as an Member of Parliament. One lesson of my first year has been to pick my battles carefully.