All of the below quotes come directly from David’s constituents and have only been edited where necessary to protect anonymity:
“Thank you for listening and for taking the time to try and help. I really do appreciate it and you have changed my feelings about local MP’s and politics for the better!”
"Thank you so much for your email , I cannot thank you enough for this... It would seem that an email from yourself did the trick very quickly and we honestly cannot thank you enough."
“I just want to say a huge thank you for all the help and support you have given over the past few weeks with chasing up our visa applications. We are all super quick to complain when our politicians get things wrong but I am happy to say you have restored my faith in the system.”
"Many thanks David I very much appreciate you taking the time to reply thank you so much. The road was opened this weekend so the village are very grateful that the matter has now been resolved. I can only imagine the pressures on your time so do very much appreciate your attention on this matter - thank you so much."
"I would like to express my infinite gratitude to you for taking up the mantle and championing this campaign... It is fantastic that when the usual routes to get heard closed that you found different avenues to explore and your tenacity and support with it has been so much appreciated. Without you on side I don’t think we would have achieved this... People are very good at complaining to MPs and not very good at thanking them, so I’m sending a very big thank you for having faith that this case is a valid one and for helping us get some justice."
“I honestly cannot thank you enough, I really don’t think this would have happened without your effort and help. Thank you so much, I am beyond grateful!!”
"I would like to thank you and your team for following up on my behalf. I do believe it was your efforts that got my query heard and resolved."
"I cannot thank you enough for your support and help."
"Once again thank you for your intervention, two grateful constituents."
"Thank you ever so much with your help and support in helping me with my issues at my dental practice. They have contacted us and allowed both myself and husband back on their books. So we are very pleased and grateful for your help."
"As always it was a pleasure to receive your post, Wow you really are a busy man 👏👏👏👏 we in Wantage are very lucky to have such a dedicated MP thank you for all your good work. 👍"
“I have been meaning to write you for the last few weeks. In short, the message is fairly simple: as an MP I could not wish for any more. We would probably never see eye to eye on the politics of the Conservative party, but you have been most helpful any time I have written to you; this has been much appreciated."
“It is obvious that you are a very industrious, hard working, compassionate and dedicated MP trying to make a difference, not only to your constituents, but the wider public at large. As one of those constituents a sincere thank you for all your efforts and one who I am pleased to say is someone we should be proud."
“Thank you for your support David and for taking the time to listen to an issue important to my family. We genuinely appreciate it.”
“Thank you as always for all that you are doing, it is appreciated and much valued by so many people in the community - it’s great to see you so engaged and visible with local business, organisations and worthy causes.”
“Just a short email to say thank you for responding to my email concerns over the last months.”
“I am writing to thank you from the bottom of my heart for standing up for me trying to resolve this matter when I was being completley ingored by DWP. It will make a huge difference to my finances in the future... Once again thank you."
“I think that you personally do your best to help our community & other have also commented on this."
“David, I really think you are a very caring man and someone we can actually trust to try and help us where possible. You have given us more time and help than anyone else... I am so thankful you listened to us and spoke to the minister on our behalf.”
“Thank so much for your help. You can not believe the pain you have lifted from are family thank you so much thank you xxx”
"I have dealt with many elected people over many years with this, you stand alone David. You truly do stand alone, and above, them all. Thank you."
“Thank you so much for your email - I must admit to being very pleasantly surprised by your speedy response and concern.”
“Thank you so much for organising the tour for me and all the family and meeting this morning. We all had a lovely and very spoiling time.”
"I wish to thank you for your letter of reply and leaflet which I had previously received. I do believe you have been a good local MP to Wantage and Didcot."
“I am impressed by the record of your activities in parliament and the constituency - and even more by the Speaker's evident astonishment at your ability to reel off your co-sponsor's names for some proposal without checking you notes. You are creating exactly the right impression for a new MP - sensitive to his constituents' needs and an outstanding new performer in the Chamber."
“Just heard from DVLA and should now receive my licence in the next few days. I'm so sorry I had to involve you but you have worked a miracle!!”
“Thank you very much for visiting us the other day. I’m really pleased that you’re interested in agricultural issues that are very important to us”
“Thank you very much for this and for taking the time to follow-up. It is very much appreciated. In part due to your efforts we are starting to see momentum and interest growing.”
“Thank you a million times! Your support makes me feel stronger.”
“I wanted to write to say a huge thank you and to let you know that you have not necessarily restored my faith in politics but you have restored my faith in humanity. You recently helped my friend... She has told me that within 3 hours of your email to her saying that you were taking action, the passport office phoned her to say the passport was being printed and I heard that the courier arrived with the passport this morning. I have been very impressed watching you stand up for our constituency."
“Your piece in the Advertiser, is in my view an important method of informing us on your views, activity and plans. It shows the effort you are going to, to help not only the local area, but regionally and across the UK. Something I have never experienced with a local MP. Thank you once again, please keep up your efforts, good luck with your annual Cop summit and do continue to keep us informed.”
“Keep up the good work.”
“You have been a breath of fresh air and are an extremely hard-working MP."
“Thanks for your reply. Please do keep up your great work on the environment and in our community."
"I always enjoy reading your newsletter but I think today's newsletter has been the best, showcasing all your initiatives and how hard you have been working to support your constituents."
"Your doing a wonderful job and love seeing your local posts... Just sort out Westminster and we're all good!"
“I follow your facebook and get your newsletters so see you are still getting around and standing up for us all."
"I think we are lucky to have you as our MP."
“Thank you for having my back. I am a happy and grateful constituent this evening.”
"Busy, busy, busy. Good work David. Hope your colleagues at Westminster are listening. Keep up the good work."
“Thank you for sharing with us in your newsletter about all that you do for our constituency. I read with delight every time about your discussions at the PMQs, your time in various schools and businesses, and your rounds across the constituency. I simply wanted to thank you for all this, and to encourage you in all you do."
“I would like a quiet thank you to David Johnston for being a fantastic constituency MP - he appears to be covering all areas of the constituency - not easy with such a varied demographic, and being heard by the right people in the right places."
"David, thank you sir, you must be very proud to have such an amazing team alongside you and for that I’m extremely appreciative and grateful."