At the South West Norfolk Conservative Association Executive Council meeting held on September 13 in accordance with the rules Elizabeth Truss sought to be re-adopted as the Conservative candidate for South West Norfolk parliamentary constituency in the 2015 general election. A ballot was taken of the Executive Council and Ms Truss was re-adopted to stand.
Association chairman Kay Fisher said following the ballot and motion to re-adopt Ms Truss: “Elizabeth is an excellent constituency MP and since being elected in 2010 has worked extremely hard for local people here in South West Norfolk. By working together with local councillors we have made significant progress in a number of areas, not least the dualling of the final section of the A11, railway infrastructure improvements, RAF Marham’s long term future secure and the rollout of enhanced broadband.
She continued: “The Association Executive appreciates all Elizabeth does for us here locally, and we look forward to supporting her in the election campaign in 2015.”
Elizabeth said: “It has been a privilege to represent this constituency for the last three years and to work as part of the South West Norfolk team. I have also been delighted to serve as a Minister in the Education Department, working to improve school standards.”
She continued: “I am keen to work with local people and businesses to secure further improvements to our infrastructure, especially an upgrade to the A47 and local train services. My attention is also on health, seeking improvements to the Queen Elizabeth hospital and out of hours services. I will work to ensure that the benefits of the next generation aircraft at RAF Marham benefit the local economy – in particular ensuring local youngsters have access to engineering roles and high quality apprenticeships at the base.”