Since the last election in 2010, Stephen has...

Fought the Welsh Government and the Hywel Dda Health Board to keep essential services at Withybush Hospital

Got the UK Government to invest £69 million in superfast broadband

Secured an extra £70 million from the UK Government for Wales to spend on health services

Challenged Welsh Government to support small businesses by reducing business rates

Fought to keep Milford Haven Coastguard open

Challenged Pembrokeshire County Council to reconsider education reforms within Haverfordwest and St Davids

Fundraised for local charities by running the London marathon

Fought to keep the 14th Signal Regiment in Pembrokeshire longer

Campaigned to increase the state pension and allow pensioners to use their pensions as they wish

Dealt with over 6,000 local issues from health to speeding, from Dale to St Dogmaels

Supported Haverfordwest Skate Association with the building of Haverfordwest Skate Park

Helped to get VAT abolished on the Welsh Air Ambulance

Campaigned for better deals for heating oil users

Supported UK Government's decision to secure future funding of S4C

Campaigned for lower fuel costs - fuel duty has been frozen since 2011, saving the typical motorist £675 by next year

Supported Pembrokeshire Farmers in their struggle for fair prices

Strongly supported an in/out referendum on EU membership

Helped reform the benefit system

And been proud to see in Preseli Pembrokeshire…

Unemployment fall since 2010

28,000 benefitting from increases in the personal tax allowance

Lowest crime rate in Wales

And nationally…

2 million new apprenticeships

The deficit reduced

3.4 million people taken out of tax altogether

760,000 new businesses started

Stephen's record in Pembrokeshire

What people are saying about Stephen


I am not traditionally a Conservative voter but Stephen has impressed me with his hard work and energy. I will certainly be voting for him.
Mr J Milford Haven

Thank you so much for what you did for me. It has made such a difference to our lives.
Mrs R Haverfordwest

It is not possible to put into works just how grateful we are to you for all the support and general kindness which we have received over the past months. All I can say is thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Mrs M Neyland

All I hear at the moment is bad news on MPs. I can only thank you for you did for me after I saw you at your advice surgery in Haverfordwest. I tried all avenues and nobody wanted to know but after 2 weeks of speaking to you all was sorted. I think you are a fine man and worth every penny. And before anyone claims I voted for you, well to be honest I never, but I will be now.
Mr B, Haverfordwest

I am truly heartened and encouraged that you responded to me as quickly as you did. I didn’t have anyone else to turn to. It is lovely to know that you are so understanding and willing to help fight for people like me.
Mrs J, Fishguard

Whenever I have written to you on all kinds of national issues, you have been so kind and helpful in your replies over the years that I am determine to vote for you.
Mrs L, Crymych

Thank you so much for your incredible support with Walk on Wales, for both giving up your time to walk with us and for keeping to your word that you would brief the Prime Minister on our cause, which resulted in a meeting with him.
Walk on Wales 2013 Charity, Fundraising walk around Wales’s Coast National Park for armed forces veterans and families

I feel sure that your efforts helped secure the correct outcome and helped my family’s lives get a whole lot happier. I do hope that you represent Preseli Pembrokeshire in Parliament for many years to come and you can rely on all our support for what you did for us.
Mr T, Llangwm

I appreciate you taking the trouble to keep me informed about the Government’s view on forestry management which I am interested in. I didn’t think you would have the time to respond to my email.
Mrs B, Croesgoch

MPs are under scrutiny more than ever these days and sometimes painted unfairly with the same brush. Credit where it’s due though you have given me so much time and patience. I’m really grateful for everything you have done for me.
Mr G, Neyland

Thank you for all your efforts on the behalf of the people of Pembrokeshire. This is an entirely positive letter to thank you for your commitment to fighting for us. You have helped so many people that I know with their problems.
Mrs R, Haverfordwest

Just a short, but most sincere note, to thank you do your help with my recent tax problem. Your letter brought considerable relief to my wife and myself and we are most grateful for all you have done.
Mr W, Milford Haven

Your intervention has made such a difference. It has made a real difference during is proving to be a very stressful encounter with faceless bureaucracy. I have felt both helpless and distressed. With your help I received an apology. None of this would have happened without your help, for which I am truly grateful as are my family and friends.
Mrs S, Milford Haven

We are ever appreciative of our Westminster support, with pride, we love to think of you as our very own ‘Home Grown’ Member of Parliament.
Mrs B, HOPE MS Centre, Neyland

Your letter was a help and a comfort to me and I am very appreciative. Thank you.
Mr M, Llandeloy

I was nervous to speak to you but you instantly put me at ease. I was in a nightmare situation and I would never have been able to get through it without your help. I only wish I had spoken to you sooner! Thank you for the bottom of my heart.
Mrs D, Crundale

Thank you for the huge support in the campaign of getting a reprieve for Milford Haven Coastguard. I know the hard work and time that you have given to this campaign.
Mr L, Neyland

I met you at the 14th Signal Regiments presentation of their Operational Services Medals in St Davids and wanted to get in touch to tell you how delighted I was to meet an MP so committed to his local issues.
Mr C, St Davids

Having just read your newsletter, I just want to say thank you for all the work you are doing, not every MP works as hard so thank you very much.
Mrs C, Fishguard

On behalf of the HAS, I would like to formally thank you so much for arranging and facilitating the recent meeting we had with Welsh Water and Pembrokeshire County Council. We certainly would not have been able to get the relevant people to a round-table meeting which was so very productive in reaching a workable plan.
Alison Turner, Secretary, Haverfordwest Skate Association

I cannot thank you enough. The issue that you helped me with may seem small in the grand scheme of things but this means the world to me and my family. This could not have been achieved without your help and your speed of action. You have a loyal voter for life!
Mr H, Broad Haven

I offer you my heartfelt thanks for your hard work on my behalf with regards to the unpaid income tax claim I received HMRC. You sorted it all out for me and took away all my worry and anxiety.
Mr C, Fishguard

I would like to pass on my gratitude to you for your help in sorting out my tax credit claim. All is now clear and its feels like a big weight has been lifted off me. It is so good to know that even though you are a busy man you go out of your way to help people with their problems. You convinced me to vote Conservative for the first time.
Mr J, St Davids


‘exactly what British politics needs’
Leo McKinstry

‘Crabb oozes normality. In politics that makes him unusual. He will go far entirely under his own steam.’
McKinstry, The Express

‘There is no doubt that he’s a grafter.’
Fray, Daily Post

‘Firstly, and firmly, Crabb set out a new tone and approach to Welsh politics from his party. His four months in post have been more realistic, articulate and progressive than the four years which preceded it and, in that, struck a real chord.’
Daran Hill, Click on Wales