Romford MP celebrates 20 years in office

Rosindell and Thatcher

Andrew Rosindell, pictured with former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, was first elected in 2001. - Credit: Romford Conservatives/ Andrew Rosindell

Romford's MP is celebrating his 20-year anniversary in his parliamentary seat. 

Andrew Rosindell was first elected to represent Romford in the 2001 General Election. 

He told this paper: “Running in my hometown gave me many advantages. 

“I have memories of Romford Market from [when I was a] small boy, as my mother took me there every week in a push chair."

Andrew explained he had witnessed many changes during his tenure. 

He explained: “I remember Romford Market from the 1980s, it was an incredible market. 

“That’s changed because people now go to supermarkets or out-of-town shopping centres. 

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“But recently there’s been a revival. 

“The town centre needs modernisation, but we also don’t want to lose its history. 

“During the next 20 years I would like to see it become a place we can all be really proud of.” 

London assembly member for Havering, Keith Prince AM, added: "Andrew has been an amazing servant to the people of Romford." 

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