The official launch of Lucy Frazer’s campaign to be re-elected as the MP for South East Cambridgeshire took place in Ely.
Lucy said, “Two years ago I was very honoured to be elected as the MP for South East Cambridgeshire. In that time I have been proud to represent our constituency in Parliament and raise our profile specifically with regards to the three key pledges I made in 2015. These were to campaign to improve local education funding, to improve infrastructure and to support businesses.
“Working together with constituents, district and county councillors and relevant key players, I am proud of what we have managed to achieve in the last two years in all these areas.
“On the current proposals for the funding formula we would see an increase in our school funding compared with previous years. I made it my mission to get our secondary school head teachers before the Secretary of State for Education on three separate occasions to make our case loud and clear. In addition, I campaigned for our area to become an ‘Opportunity Area’. Opportunity Areas are designated to improve social mobility and there are only 12 in the country. The Opportunity Areas have access to a fund of £72m and priority bidding status to government education schemes. I am thrilled that East Cambridgeshire has now been afforded this status.
“There are many infrastructure projects which I am currently working on. The Ely bypass is now under construction and other necessary upgrades to roads and railways around the constituency are at different stages of progress – including the A10 and the A14/142 junction. All of these and more are on my agenda to push forward, if re-elected on June 8th.
“I have maintained close contact with all the key players in the rollout of superfast broadband across the constituency and I am pleased with the results so far. I hope to be in a position to continue the effort for further expansion as well as continue in my bid to see our area become a 5G mobile pilot, something I have been pressing with the Minister for Digital and Culture.
“I am delighted with the results of the campaign to save the Princess of Wales Minor Injuries Unit in Ely whose profile I did my best to raise with those concerned in Parliament and health officials locally.
“On a day to day basis, I have been working across a wide range of other issues that impact on every area of the constituency, which embodies such a variety of differing needs and different opportunities.
“It is hugely fulfilling to be able to make a positive difference, whether in relation to schools, businesses, infrastructure or with all the many individuals who I also have had the pleasure of engaging with over the last two years.
“I hope to have the opportunity, if re-elected, to continue doing what I have enjoyed so much, representing and raising the profile of South East Cambridgeshire in Parliament."