Local Politics

A Conservative councillor who was suspended from the party after allegedly posting Islamphobic comments on Facebook has apologised.

A Tory councillor will be formally censured after he made a “grossly sexist” comment to a Labour activist.

Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis is under fresh pressure over claims he deliberately broke parliamentary voting rules.

Time is running out for people to have their say over two schemes which would see more than £1.7m of changes on one of Norwich’s busiest roads.

Suffolk County Council’s decision to close the Lowestoft Record Office will come under renewed scrutiny after a deal was struck at a council meeting.

A seafront pavilion could be demolished and replaced with a new landmark building as councillors approve £30,000 funding to explore the proposals.

Norman Lamb MP will meet with the acting governor of HMP Norwich to raise his concerns about a “damning” report which says the prison is failing to support ex-offenders as they return to the community.

A play area which has sparked debate in a town for years is to be fenced off, as part of a bid to reduce noise pollution and anti-social behaviour.

Developers hoping to build a large multi-storey car park close to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, have a month to reach an agreement with a helicopter firm over plans for the project.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb is demanding an end to a loophole which allows homeowners to avoid paying tax on second homes.

Voting when you are a ‘paired’ MP is deemed a cardinal sin in Westminster.

The former mayor of Bungay has called for the resignation of two councillors after they referred to the town clerk as Baldrick from Blackadder in a series of leaked emails.

Controversial proposals which would see Norwich’s last public grass tennis courts disappear have been revived, but people living nearby have not given up hope of saving them.

Council chiefs are under pressure today to publish reports into the cost of taking millions of pounds of services back in-house.

Recent weeks have seen several violent crimes on the streets of Norwich. Here, in her monthly column, Norwich North MP CHLOE SMITH outlines what is being done to tackle the issue

Councillors in Norfolk who are also Freemasons may soon have to declare this as an interest.

Proposals for a new multi-storey car park close to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital return to committee today.

A Norwich craft beer bar has been temporarily stripped of its licence to provide outdoor seating by the city council.

The Home Office will be handing a pregnant Norwich woman a “death sentence” if she is deported to Albania.

A new Co-op food store and a care village could be built on the old station yard site in Reepham.

They’re already a big tourist draw, and now the goats on the cliff at Cromer have their own merchandise.

Late changes could be made to the revamp of Norwich’s Anglia Square, with council bosses and developers in talks aimed at increasing the project’s chances of being granted planning permission.

Drivers using roundabouts on the Broadland Northway are being monitored on camera, as council bosses look to assess their safety.

Questions today hang over how £20m worth of services will be provided in Norwich – including who looks after thousands of council homes, sweeps our streets and tends our parks.

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has proven itself to be a champion tax collector.

Councillors have agreed that one hundred more Syrian refugees could be welcomed to a new life in Norfolk over the next two years - so long as district councils are content with the move.

The starting gun has been fired over the next round of savings at Norfolk County Council, where £99m of savings need to be made over the next three years.

A Norfolk district council has been rocked by the news of yet another resignation from the council’s Conservative group.

When it come to this hair salon’s shop front, there is no grey area - you love it.

Proposals which could see an iconic seafront building demolished and rebuilt will be discussed by Waveney’s cabinet.

The Conservative party has gained and lost a seat following by-elections for two Waveney District Council seats.

National Politics

Norfolk MP Brandon Lewis has been accused of reneging on an agreement not to take part in key votes over Brexit.

One of the country’s largest unions is today welcoming a Parliamentary debate which aims to shine a spotlight on plans to close a training board’s Norfolk head office.

Following a tumultuous 48 hours at Westminster, Jeremy Hunt has been named the new Foreign Secretary.

Britain will have a new Brexit secretary after David Davis stepped down late last night.

David Davis has quit his role as Brexit secretary less than two years after his appointment.

A Norfolk MP has said Brexit appears to be “driven by UKIP” in his constituency.

It is often a place where politicians are accused of acting like infants and throwing their toys of out of their prams.

Former Norwich South MP Dr Thomas Stuttaford, who became a health columnist for The Times, has died at the age of 87.

Plans by the government to split the Norwich to Liverpool direct train link into two separate journeys has been described as ‘an insult’ by the chairman of Norfolk County Council’s environment, development, and transport committee.

Suffolk Coastal MP Thérèse Coffey has been temporarily replaced as an environment minister due to illness.

It is still too early to say exactly what impact Brexit will have on jobs, business and personal finances.

A Norfolk MP has slammed the US president for his decision to back out of the Iran nuclear deal.

Instagram-loving MP Liz Truss has defended her use of social media and revealed it was her much-ridiculed cheese speech that prompted her take the plunge online.

Unilever has been accused of playing “fast and loose” with the process that will see all but a handful of jobs at Colman’s Mustard leave Norwich.

Richard Porritt

Richard Porritt

Political Editor



Richard is our Political Editor and works both in the Norwich and Westminster offices. He scrutinises our region’s members of parliament and holds them to account on your behalf while also reporting on wider national politics.

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Annabelle Dickson

Dan Grimmer

Public Affairs Correspondent



Dan is the public affairs correspondent for the EDP. That means he reports on what local councils and our elected councillors get up to. The decisions they make can have a massive impact on our lives and it is Dan's job to scrutinise their actions.

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