Speaking to local residents outside St John the Baptist Church, Trimingham
I wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who turned out to speak to me during my annual 'Village Tour' of North Norfolk last week!
I always look forward to the Village Tour, which is a fantastic opportunity to speak to people in their own villages and listen to their concerns. It’s something I’ve done every year since being elected in 2001. It's hard to believe that this was actually my sixteenth summer tour - and it was one of the biggest yet, with around 200 people coming along for a chat.
We dealt with an extraordinary range of issues, from personal problems to national and international concerns. The NHS and social care, local schools, highways, flooding, mobile and broadband coverage, offshore wind and Brexit to name just a few.
I have taken up over 130 issues for local residents as a result of the tour, which I look forward to pursuing over the coming weeks and months.
As ever, I'm very grateful for the large numbers of people who came to see me - including those who braved the torrential rain! I always feel very privileged to represent such a beautiful constituency, and am already looking forward to next year’s tour.