In May this year, I will have been Wyre Forest’s local MP for a decade.

As we debate the latest Queen’s speech in Parliament, I have been mulling over what has been achieved over the last 10 years.

The first six were all about dealing with the huge problems we inherited from the previous government.

Labour’s unrealistic spending commitments, based on extraordinary and unsustainable tax receipts from financial services, had to be cut back.

To have shirked the responsibility of sorting out the fiscal crises would have been reckless. Not only sorting out the fiscal problems, but also the broken financial system.

The following three and a half years were about Brexit, with the hideous arguments and desperate infighting that went on and on without any sense of resolution.

But now, we have emerged with a new Prime Minister, in control of the government and his parliamentary party, with a positive agenda for change.

We have moved past the hapless leadership of Theresa May and the crises management of David Cameron.

This Queen’s speech is one that talks of hope and excitement, of levelling up our regions, and of delivering for our valued public services.

This Queen’s speech not only promises more investment into hospitals, NHS staff and resources, and our wider public services, it looks to plan for the long term our infrastructure and our nation’s regional wealth.

Importantly, it makes serious commitments to our environment.

It seeks to tackle considerable challenges, the hardest of which is our long term social care expectations.

It looks to strengthen areas of justice, including a bill that I am particularly interested in – the appalling problem of domestic abuse.

Indeed, this Queen’s speech will be tackling a wide range of areas that will affect all our lives, seeking to support workers and their families through a range of bills from lowering taxes to help with home ownership.

And in the challenge of the post Brexit world, the Queen’s speech seeks to both secure the union of the United Kingdom, whilst seizing the opportunities from leaving the European Union.

It was Labour’s last chancellor, Alistair Darling, who conceded as early as 2009 that austerity was a necessity.

After the austerity years, the Brexit years, and the endless impasse that has dogged parliament, it is like coming out of a bleak winter, into a political spring-time.

It is incredibly refreshing.