The newly elected MP for Northampton South, Andrew Lewer, has told BBC Radio Northampton that he's excited by the prospect of representing his new constituency at parliament.
Mr Lewer was voted in with a majority of 1,159 (2,634 votes down on outgoing Conservative MP David Mackintosh)
He has previously served as the leader of Derbyshire County Council, and more recently as an MEP for the East Midlands.
"It's very different," he said. "It's a sort of a combination in a way of my time as a county council leader, and as an MEP.
"The council was purely executive; the European Parliament was purely legislative. The Westminster parliament is actually a bit of both."
Earlier this week, Mr Lewer attended a meeting of the party's backbench 1922 Committee, where Prime Minister Theresa May was pressed for more details on talks with the DUP.
The committee is made up of all Conservative backbenchers - the name is taken from the year in which its original members were elected.
Mr Lewer added that the meeting was "more lively and raucous" than such meetings are in Brussels, but added that "the Prime Minister got a very warm welcome and set out quite firmly her intention to govern".