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Norfolk’s Tory MPs have given their support to Theresa May

PUBLISHED: 20:08 06 October 2017

Comedian Lee Nelson handed the PM her P45 but Norfolk's MP's back the PM Picture: OWEN HUMPHREYS/PA

Comedian Lee Nelson handed the PM her P45 but Norfolk's MP's back the PM Picture: OWEN HUMPHREYS/PA

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Norfolk’s seven Tory MPs have backed Theresa May to stay as prime minister.

Norfolk’s seven Tory MPs have backed Theresa May to stay as prime minister.

Chief secretary to the treasury Liz Truss led the calls for the PM to stay. The South West Norfolk MP said: “We have got a hugely important job getting the right deal on Brexit. Theresa May was incredibly courageous – we need to support her to get on with the job. That is what the public want her to do.”

And parliamentary under secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Norwich North MP Chloe Smith added: “Theresa May has my support as well as the backing of constituents. She is doing a good job and that is what the country needs.”

And, in what could be seen as a swipe at Boris Johnson, Richard Bacon, MP for South Norfolk, said: “I support the prime minister. I think the Conservative Party need to concentrate on running the country, not on internal squabbling.”

Immigration minister, and Great Yarmouth MP, Brandon Lewis said: “I fully support our prime minister. She is the right person to lead us forward, with a clear vision for improving the lives of people across the country and across the generations and to get the best Brexit deal for the UK.”

Sir Henry Bellingham, MP for North West Norfolk, added: “My own view is that she has done more than enough to satisfy colleagues that she is the only person to lead us through Brexit.”

George Freeman, MP for Mid Norfolk, added his support saying: “Losing her voice and being interrupted by an idiot prankster are not reasons for the PM to resign.”

And Keith Simpson, MP for Broadland, put it simply: “Now is not the time for a contest.”

Waveney’s Peter Aldous and Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey also backed the PM.

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