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MPs pledge to give Norfolk a strong voice in Westminster

MPs pledge to give Norfolk a strong voice in Westminster

Published by Grace Mcgachy
12:26pm 20th January 2020.

Infrastructure, health and education and a digital revolution in the county.

These were all points of discussion at a meeting between Norfolk's Conservative MP's. 

The group, who've named themselves the Norfolk Eight, want to promote spending in the East of England. 

 

  • Lizz Truss (South West Norfolk)
  • James Wild (North West Norfolk
  • Chloe Smith (Norwich North)
  • George Freeman (Mid Norfolk)
  • Jerome Mayhew (Broadland)
  • Duncan Baker (North Norfolk)
  • Brandon Lewis (Great Yarmouth)
  • Richard Bacon (South Norfolk) 

The group say they're going to focus on a number of policies including:

  • Focus on the A47, ensuring Ely rail junction is upgraded
  • Norwich in Ninety
  • Half hourly train services
  • Broadband and mobile phone connectivity
  • Hospitals fit for purpose
  • Support for mental health, access to GPs
  • Adequate bus provision across the whole of the county
  • Protecting coastal communities and the environment,
  • Celebrating the tourism offer plus thriving towns and villages with good jobs and schools
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Liz Truss commented 

"We have hunted as a pack in the past, and to great effectiveness, and we will do it again.

We have the ambition and drive to ensure Norfolk has a prominent voice in Westminster, so it is great that we have the new Conservative MPs James Wild, Jerome Mayhew and Duncan Baker all championing the cause too.

Trains, buses, excellent mobile phone signals and broadband availability are all priorities, along with health and education, supporting business to grow.'

James Wild said

"MP As a new MP, I want to play my part in championing the investment Norfolk needs in roads, rail, broadband, and our towns and villages to level up.

By working together we can ensure good health services and better schools and make Norfolk an even better place to live, work, and visit.' 

Attending the meeting in the Houses of Parliament were Liz Truss MP, Chloe Smith MP, George Freeman MP, Jerome Mayhew MP, James Wild MP, with support fed into the meeting from Brandon Lewis MP, Richard Bacon MP and Duncan Baker MP.

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