We learn about Gareth's life and career, his interest in politics and sport, and his journey to becoming MP for Orpington via being a member of the Greater London Authority, and now, newly, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Jacob Rees-Mogg. We ask what an MP does, and what is dominating Gareth's 300 emails-a-day postbag from his constituents. Gareth talks about 'Orpington Heroes' and other local stories including Orpington's Children Business Fair, which returns on 16th July.
You can listen to earlier interviews with Gareth's fellow local MP's: Sir Bob Neill (Bromley and Chislehurst) here, and Bob Stewart (Beckenham) here. We look forward to talking with Ellie Reeves (Lewisham West and Penge) soon.