I am looking forward to one of my regular ‘Meet Your MP’ events this Friday in Red Lodge. I really enjoy these as they give me the chance to speak to my local constituents about the issues they are concerned with, locally or nationally. Listening to people is a vital part of my job as West Suffolk’s MP and it is important I get the chance to talk with my constituents and hear from them directly.
Last Thursday I attended the Federation of Small Businesses' Annual Conference. It was a really interesting day and the Prime Minister spoke about how vital small businesses are to the British economy and our long term economic plan.
Since being elected in 2010 one of the issues that has been raised with me time and again is the A1307. Haverhill is on the up and I think there is wide support for more infrastructure to support that.
I’m looking forward to my first Supermarket Surgery in Haverhill this evening. It’s vital for me to do my job as Haverhill’s MP to hear from my constituents directly. Normal surgeries are important for getting into details with one person, but lots of people might not even think to contact their MP.
St Nicholas Hospice does incredible work providing support to people in Haverhill, and their families, who are living with a life threatening illness. This can be anything from cancer to heart disease.
My heartfelt condolences are with the families and comrades of the airmen killed in the RAF Lakenheath helicopter crash. Lakenheath is a close-knit community, and I know that this tragic loss of life will be deeply felt.