A political careers event initiated by local MP Lucy Frazer took place at Ely College at the end of March. King’s Ely pupils also joined in the event which was designed to help students understand the role of government at every level and aimed at year 9 pupils. Lucy said,
“When considering future career choices, secondary school pupils often consider careers that they have some knowledge of but not many of us have an understanding of what it means to work in politics whether local or national. The political careers event was about offering 13-14-year-old students ahead of GCSE a glimpse of the business of government and it was very well received by pupils, staff and guest speakers alike.”
In addition to investing in local pupils, Lucy has been witnessing more and more business investment in Ely, having officially opened the Deanta UK headquarters at Lancaster Way Business Park and more recently the new Ely office of law firm Fraser Dawbarns. While there, Lucy was able to pop next door to accountancy firm Whiting & Partners to congratulate local Ely born Amanda Newman who has just been made partner having joined the business as an apprentice 18 years ago!
Lucy’s petition which we wrote about in our March issue, to gather local support for improving the A10 and consequently making a strong case for government investment has now got over 1000 signatures. Those still wishing to show their support can still do so by going to http://www.lucyfrazer.org.uk/campaigns and clicking on the petition to add their name.
Lucy is challenging proposed changes to the Great Northern Railway timetable which will detrimentally affect those commuters who use the off-peak 08.58 service from Ely to London Kings Cross. The first off-peak service available on the new timetable is not until 09.17 which will be too late for those who have been using the 08.58 to enable them to be in work by 09.30. Lucy has written to Govia Thameslink Railway to complain about the changes and also to complain about the lack of consultation and very poor communication with those passengers who start their journey from Ely Station.
If you have an issue you would like to raise with Lucy, please email her at: