April 2014


Elizabeth's Monthly Report April 2014

The forty-second monthly report from Elizabeth Truss MP updating residents on her activities.


Elizabeth met management and clinicians at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Elizabeth toured wards, meeting nursing staff and doctors. She also published the results of her survey into health care provision in West Norfolk. The results of the health care survey can be found here.



Elizabeth was pleased to see the start of Network Rail’s £2.2 billion spending programme for East Anglia on April 1. Elizabeth has been in contact with Network Rail regarding the Ely North Junction and is pressing for a timetable for the upgrade. Elizabeth continues to emphasise the need for full dualling of the A47 to improve transport links and safety for motorists and pedestrians.



Elizabeth was pleased with the announcement that Norfolk County Councillors have voted to cancel the proposed waste to energy plant at Saddlebow, Kings Lynn. 
Elizabeth visited a number of schools and nurseries across the country, including the Buttons and Bows Nursery in Ipswich and Little Rainbows Day Nursery in Leigh. She also met pupils and staff at Thetford Academy, and spent time watching lessons.
Elizabeth gave a speech at the Spectator Education Conference about ‘How British education can conquer the world again’. She also spoke to the Policy Exchange think tank about the quality of early years teaching. Elizabethgave a speech to Reform about the new freedoms for teachers over materials, assessment and professional development. She also spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on the importance of Teaching Assistants.
Elizabeth met a local poultry business as well as attending the open day at the Downham Market Youth Centre to mark one year since it was first opened. She also attended a Civic Service at the invitation of the Mayor of Downham Market. Elizabeth held a surgery for constituents in Welney with local councillor Vivienne Spikings.
Elizabeth has appeared in the Telegraph, the Times, the Independent, the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Lynn News and the Eastern Daily Press. Elizabeth also appeared on Radio 4, BBC Norfolk and KLFM.