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Fireworks nuisance

Every year as we approach Guy Fawkes Day constituents contact me with concerns about the use of fireworks in their neighbourhood. Irresponsible use of fireworks can cause a nuisance, cause distress for pets and young children and alarm elderly residents.

Mercury Column – November 2017

A century ago today the battlefields of Europe were still ablaze with a bloody conflict that engulfed the whole world. Around the Belgian town of Ypres the brutal Battle of Passchendaele was still grinding onwards – an offensive that would see over half-a-million casualties on both sides.

Latest school visit to Parliament

Yesterday I welcomed students from Flegg High School, Ormiston Venture Academy, Lynn Grove, Great Yarmouth Charter Academy and Caister Academy to London for a tour of Parliament.

Remembering Passchendaele

A century ago today the battlefields of Europe were still ablaze with a bloody conflict that engulfed the whole world. Around the Belgian town of Ypres the brutal Battle of Passchendaele was still grinding onwards – an offensive that would see over half-a-million casualties on both sides.

Mercury Column – October 2017

It doesn’t seem possible that yet again I am writing my monthly Mercury column from my party’s annual political gathering, as we come to the end of another conference season.

Mercury Column – September 2017

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, I joined the crowds of both residents and visitors who came out to welcome the East Coast Truckers convoy as they travelled through Great Yarmouth.

Mercury Column – August 2017

The free movement of people is at the top of the political agenda both locally and nationally in two very different ways.

Mercury Column – July 2017

This is my first column since the General Election and I would like to use the opportunity to thank all those residents who put their trust in me to continue representing the constituency in Westminster.

Mercury Column – March 2017

It’s disappointing when politicians resort to petty political games and posturing rather than taking real action to tackle issues.