A NEW Tory MP will work his old job 12 hours a day over Christmas as he doesnt want to let down his former colleagues.
Chemical process operator Jacob Young was elected in Redcar as part of the Tories destruction of Labours northern Red Wall.
His bosses agreed to release him to his new job immediately. But Jacob, 26, insisted on doing his scheduled shifts including 7am to 7pm on Christmas Day so that none of his old pals were called in instead.
He told HOAR: I felt it was the least I could do.
They have been really flexible with me and people have had to cover my shifts on short notice.
While the House isnt sitting, I can work these last few rostered shifts so no one else who wasnt expecting to work is made to.
Despite his election win, Jacob will still be working his old job as a chemical process operator for 12 hours on Christmas Day
Jacob overturned a 9,485 Labour majority in the election to win the North Yorkshire seat the Tories had never previously held.
Even he said the result came as a shock to quite a few of us with exit polls suggesting Labour held on.
The Middlesbrough-born MP added: During the campaign we felt we had run Labour close, but it wasnt until we got to the count that it became clear we had done it.
It was a very humbling feeling.
Jacob, who stood unsuccessfully in the 2015 election, will formally leave the petrochemical firm based at Wilton International on January 1.
He added: New year, new me.
Ill start the New Year when my sole focus will be on delivering for the people of Redcar.