The march of the Norfolk Eight to Westminster - Conservative MPs pitch to Government

Norfolk’s Infrastructure, health and education, a digital revolution in the county, and some blue sky thinking were all points of discussion at a meeting this week of Conservative Norfolk Members of Parliament in Westminster. Keen to ensure the county has a prominent place at the table in any future government spending rounds, the message being made to ministers is that the county’s MPs will be a vocal voice in the corridors of power, championing all that is great in Norfolk.

A 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 form the focus of the MPs’ to do list.

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.’

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.

Photo: L – R Chloe Smith MP, Liz Truss MP, George Freeman MP, James Wild MP and Jerome Mayhew MP . Photo F Walker