A Norfolk MP has been praised for holding Whitehall officials to account by scooping an award.

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South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon was voted select committee member of the year by his fellow MPs at the parliamentary House Magazine’s annual awards ceremony.

The Conservative was hailed as the Commons Public Accounts Committee’s “most effective performer” at the awards on Wednesday night.

Mr Bacon said he was “honoured” to receive the award.

“Serving on the Public Accounts Committee is a unique privilege and no other Commons committee is quite like it. The committee examines everything from occupational pensions to the Olympics although our concern is always the same one, which is safeguarding the interests of taxpayers. The committee commands such respect largely because of its cross-party approach.”

“I am honoured to have been recognised by my fellow MPs. Given that the nation’s finances are in such difficulty, keeping a close eye on how taxpayers’ money is used has never been more important. I am very touched by this accolade.”

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Thursday, November 29, 2012

  • Yes, let's big-up another local Tory for doing what exactly? Give him an award when he saves Harleston Nationwide, not before!

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    Police Commissioner ???

    Thursday, November 29, 2012

  • "Keeping a close eye on how taxpayers’ money is used has never been more important." Shame he shows no interest in how NCC are wasting Norfolk's own taxpayer's money on Coltishall and the incinerator, to name just two. But then he is MP for South Norfolk, say no more hey SNCA, bolthole for Murphy.

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    Honest John

    Thursday, November 29, 2012

  • " Shame he shows no interest in how NCC..." ... actually he shows no interest in his constituency at all. It's time he resigned & let someone committed to rescuing the area's economy take his place.

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    john smith

    Friday, November 30, 2012

  • Another Kwick-fit fitter of the year awarded by Kwick-fit

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    Farquarson-Smythe

    Saturday, December 1, 2012

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