Elizabeth hosts a Business Forum in Thetford

Elizabeth today hosted a Business Forum at Warren Services in Thetford. Attracting companies from across South West Norfolk, Elizabeth discussed with the local businesses what measures they would like the government to take in promoting enterprise and innovation. Elizabeth also focused on Norfolk’s infrastructure and the proposed Local Economic Partnerships (LEP).

Elizabeth meets with the Financial Services Authority

 Elizabeth joined other Norfolk MPs in a meeting with the Financial Services Authority.  The discussion focused on Keydata Investment Services, which went into adminstration last year.

Elizabeth meets with Transport Minister about A11

Elizabeth met Theresa Villiers, Transport Minister responsible for trains with other Norfolk MPs Brandon Lewis, Norman Lamb, Richard Bacon and George Freeman.  The meeting topics included the franchise retendering and the importance of dualling the A11.

Elizabeth's Column in the Swaffham and Watton Paper

As I enjoy the last weeks of summer, I am sharpening my pencils for a new parliamentary term and the onslaught that will ensue. In the first week alone there are key meetings with the transport department and the foreign office as well as debates on Whitehall reform and the Alternative Vote System.

Elizabeth's column in the Kenninghall News

With a new Government in place, it has been a very busy time in Parliament - partly as there are only three legislating weeks left until the recess, with lots of business to get through. Following the Finance Bill - which confirmed the budget measures, we are now discussing the Academies Bill - which will open up the possibilities for new schools to be established.

Elizabeth debates the dualing of the A11 with Transport Minister

Elizabeth joined Members of Parliament from across Norfolk and Suffolk to press the Transport Minister, Mike Penning MP, for the dualling of the A11. The serious but still good-humoured debate, entitled 'Economic Impact for East Anglia of dualling the A11', took place in Westminster Hall, and attracted an audience of not just journalists but local businessmen from the region too.