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To have an MP with some local knowledge and hopefully understanding of the intimate local needs of the people he is there to represent must be an absolute joy and a comfort.

Sadly I feel my own MP who was returned with a bigger majority shows little empathy or local awareness and plainly sees SW Norfolk as somewhere to retreat to with her family on occasions.

Liz Truss may well disagree but when she was first ‘parachuted’ into our world under the baleful glare of the Turnip Taliban, our view that a local person would have more relevance and understanding of our rural constitiuency was ignored.

Liz Truss launches her election campaign in Swaffham Market Place (24693311)
Liz Truss launches her election campaign in Swaffham Market Place (24693311)

We now face another five years of her distance ‘management by remote’ from her Westminster office and we are treated to the occasional weekend foray into her constituency when career and time allows.

Maybe it’ll be different this time, but I’m pretty sure if we’d had one of our own sitting in Parliament we might feel less like we were little more than a perch to stand on while this towny MP negotiates the wobbly path of a career politician.

Steve Mackinder,


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