Campaigns

Brexit

The Government has been clear that Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a success of it.  The referendum campaign was fought, the vote was held, turnout was high, and the public gave their verdict.

Thriving Towns

Elizabeth will fight to protect the character of Thetford, Downham Market and Swaffham whilst helping to encourage new enterprise, jobs and services. Local businesses need highly skilled workers and Elizabeth is a vocal supporter of the career opportunities available at RAF Marham, the extensive food and farming industry and the high-tech engineering sector in South West Norfolk.

Rural Communities

Elizabeth is a vocal supporter of rural communities, and some of the campaigns she has actively been involved in include supporting local residents and councilors in Welney for dot matrix signs to be installed to alert drivers of flooding on the Welney Causeway. She is also working with the council and the Environment Agency to secure a long term solution to road closures on the causeway. Elizabeth is also determined to see rural villages retain shops, small businesses, pubs, post offices, and have access to health care provision.

RAF Marham

Elizabeth led the ‘Make it Marham’ campaign to ensure RAF Marham remained the home of the Tornado aircraft and the new home for the Joint Strike Fighter (Lightning II) when it comes in to service in 2018.

Rail

Elizabeth campaigns for improved rail services in South West Norfolk. She has been pressing for the upgrade of the Ely North Junction which will allow for half hourly trains on the Downham Market line and increased trains on the Thetford route as well as improvements to freight and cross country services. Elizabeth is also pressing the Department for Transport for full electrification and Wi-Fi enabled trains.

A11

Elizabeth campaigned for the dualling of the A11 from Fiveways to Thetford.

Farming

Farming is a vital industry in the constituency and Elizabeth is working hard to get the best deal for Norfolk’s farmers. Before being appointed as Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Elizabeth led a delegation of farmers to meet

A47

Elizabeth has been campaigning for better roads in South West Norfolk and was named Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Month by the road charity Brake for her work to prevent causalities on the A47. The A47 is a key priority for the area and the county as a whole. Dualling the entire road will eliminate time-wasting bottlenecks and unlock the potential of East Anglia.