In the latest reshuffle South East Cambridgeshire MP, Lucy Frazer, was delighted to be appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice. In her new role Lucy looks forward to working in a department that supports people when they are often most in need – helping victims and those needing access to the courts and ensuring offenders receive appropriate punishment but are also rehabilitated. Lucy will also be involved in securing the future of the UK’s thriving legal services industry as we leave the EU.
She told ElyI, “I am thrilled at this new opportunity alongside my ongoing work for Cambridgeshire. It’s been a busy start to the year and in recent weeks I met with local firefighters at Ely Fire Station and also with police at Ely police station to further develop our relationship to build a safer community. I enjoyed a visit to Corkers Crisps to see their growing business and hear about their exciting plans for the future and I continue to be very engaged on the numerous infrastructure projects and proposals.
“I would like to make Elyi readers aware of a petition that I have set up on my website to gather local support for improving the A10. A recent report published by the Greater Cambridge Partnership looked into various different approaches to future-proofing the A10 from Cambridge to north of Ely, recommending a comprehensive package of measures over the short, medium, and long-term. The Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, James Palmer, along with me and our committed district councillors, will now work closely with key stakeholders to drive these proposals forward. In order for any recommendations to be implemented, however, we need to obtain Government funding. This is the purpose of my petition and I would urge anyone who wants to show their support for this to go to my website http://www.lucyfrazer.org.uk/campaigns and click on the petition to add their name.
“In addition I’ve been involved in meetings, discussions and correspondence on the A1307 and the Ely Area Improvements Programme, in so far as it affects Queen Adelaide, and have been pleased to accompany two Secretaries of State on visits to the constituency, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and the new Education Secretary Damian Hinds, continuing to ensure our concerns are heard at the highest level.