Resident's survey confirms fly-tipping concerns

Despite Great Yarmouth Borough Council cracking down on the scourge of fly-tipping it still remains a problem in too many places. The council has a good record in pursuing prosecutions against culprits when they are caught. In fact, prosecution rates are the highest anywhere in Norfolk.

Listening to residents all year round

Whilst the Labour Party scratches its head as to why it was so comprehensively defeated at the recent General Election, the Conservative team are out talking to residents about the issues that matter to them.

Urgent Question - Counter Terrorism Policing

As Security Minister, Brandon answered an urgent question from the Labour Party about the oversight of counter-terrorism policing by the Government. In his response, he made it clear that the Government's priority is keeping our country and citizens safe from terrorists.

Brighter future for Great Yarmouth town centre

Last week saw important announcements affecting our town centre that means we can look forward to a brighter future for our historic market place and the surrounding areas.

Greater Anglia must provide action plan for rail service

Yet again Great Yarmouth residents are experiencing a poor rail service provided by Greater Anglia. Anyone travelling to Norwich, and beyond to London Liverpool Street, will know how often there are delays, disruption and cancellations. 

Brandon meets local policing team

This was my first meeting with the local police team since my re-election. As a Home Office minister, I am particularly interested in crime and policing issues in the Great Yarmouth constituency.

Mercury Column - January 2020

Every dam eventually has to break. At the recent General Election, that dam broke spectacularly. It was so unexpected, most media experts and almost every politician had not anticipated something on this scale.

Answers demanded on rail failures

Along with other Norfolk MPs re-elected last week, I've joined demands that Greater Anglia provides answers to why their rail service continues to let down passengers in our county.