EVERY vote in Brighton on Thursday has the potential to change the future of our country forever. It is the most important election in my lifetime and the decision facing voters could not be clearer.

It is a choice between decisiveness, leadership and resolution with the Conservatives on the one hand and more chaos, uncertainty and division under Jeremy Corbyn on the other.

We’re having this election because Parliament has stopped working. The squabbling and the strife have ground it into gridlock.

It is time we broke the impasse in Parliament, got Brexit done and moved forward as a country.

Once the referendum result has been delivered, there is so much we can do to transform this great nation. I have a seven-point plan to power up every region, from the rugged cliffs of John O’Groats to the polished pebbles on the Brighton strand.

First, businesses like those in Brighton are the lifeblood of our country.

They create jobs, pay wages and fund our public services.

Their success is our success.

Their gains are our gains.

So I want to give them more opportunity to invest in growth and boost by extending business rate discounts, saving your local corner shop an average of £1,400.

Since 2010, 4,830 businesses have been created in Brighton and Hove and 20,800 more people are employed, which shows the hugely positive effect a business-backing government can have on the economy.

Second, as the former Mayor of London, I have seen first-hand in the power of high-quality infrastructure to boost productivity and long-term growth. Railways should provide the best service possible for the passengers who rely upon them, so we will roll out contactless pay-as-you-go across the South East, including in Brighton, to make travel as efficient and convenient as possible.

Too often train users suffer at the hands of highly politicised trade unions, so we will ban the all-out rail strikes that have blighted the lives of Southern Rail passengers for too long.

Third, I believe hard-working families are best at deciding their own priorities, so we are going to cut National Insurance, saving the average taxpayer £100 a year.

We have also introduced a New Living Wage, giving the average full-time worker a pay boost of £4,000 a year by 2024.

Fourth, all children must be given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Next year, we will increase funding per pupil in Brighton and Hove by 4.1 per cent – rising to £4,062 on average for primary schools and £5,196 for secondary schools as part of our £14 billion cash injection in schools over the next three years.

Fifth, we need a world-class health service when we fall ill, so we are investing a record £33.9 billion into the NHS and provide 50,000 nurses, 6,000 more doctors and 50 million more GP surgery appointments.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust will receive a share of £200 million for new scanners so doctors can identify cancer quicker.

Sixth, we should all feel safe in our homes and on our streets so we are recruiting 129 more police officers for Sussex Police by March 2021 as part of our target to recruit 20,000 more police officers over the next three years to cut crime and keep people safe.

Finally, we are going to protect our vital public services by taking back control of our borders. We will introduce an Australian-style points-based immigration system so that we can continue to attract the brightest and the best to this country according to the country’s skill needs.

I passionately believe my plan will secure a brighter future for the people of Brighton and unleash the potential of the whole county. But we cannot take the prospect of this transformation for granted. As the tide pulls out on Thursday night, we could find ourselves with the horror of another hung parliament left in its wake.

Led by Jeremy Corbyn, propped up by Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP, this feeble government would be consumed by infighting as they plunge the country into the mire of two more referendums – one on Brexit and another on breaking up our union with Scotland.

Only the Conservatives can offer strong, decisive government. A vote for any other party is a vote for more chaos and confusion. Only the Conservatives can get Brexit done and focus on people’s priorities – improving the NHS, boosting school places and tackling crime. Your vote matters on Thursday. Vote for change.

Vote Conservative.