June 2017

Re-election as Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk

Elizabeth said ‘I am delighted and extremely honoured to have been elected Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk. I would like to express my sincere thanks to supporters and local campaigners, members of South West Norfolk Conservative Association who worked across the constituency to help secure this result. I will continue to work for all residents in ensuring that they have access to good schools, skills and training. I will campaign to make sure that our infrastructure is fit for purpose, rural towns and villages, local businesses are supported and access to health care provision is maintained.’

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Local Business and Community

Parish and town council representatives joined Elizabeth in a meeting the Managing Director of British Sugar Paul Kenward. Concerns were raised about the strong smells that could be coming from the Cornerways Nursery, near Wissington. The management has agreed to take action in advance of the next harvest in August.
 
Elizabeth held discussions with Greater Cambridge and Peterborough LEP to discuss support for local businesses and skills in South West Norfolk. Elizabeth launched the ground breaking ceremony at Marshland St James for a new community and sports centre.

Elizabeth touring the Cornerways Nursery with British Sugar Managing Director Paul Kenward, Downham Market and Stoke Ferry councillors

Education

Elizabeth visited Downham Market Academy, meeting staff and pupils. Elizabeth held a meeting with Dr Tim Coulson, Regional Schools Commissioner for the East of England to secure action on schools in the area where there needs to be an improvement in performance.

Elizabeth appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury

On her appointment as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Elizabeth commented: "I am delighted to be appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury. It is a great honour and I am looking forward to getting down to work as well as serving the people of South West Norfolk. I would also like to thank all the staff working across the Ministry of Justice for their fantastic work."

Queen’s Speech

On Thursday 29th June, Members of the House of Commons passed the Queen’s Speech. Elizabeth commented: “I am pleased that the Queen’s Speech was passed and now we will get on with the job of making our country stronger, fairer and more united for generations to come. This Queen’s Speech is about recognising and grasping the opportunities that lie ahead for the United Kingdom as we leave the European Union. We will also work to build a stronger economy so we can improve people’s living standards and fund public services, and a fairer society where people can go as far as their talents will take them.” 

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