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Roads and health on agenda for Broadland MP Keith Simpson

PUBLISHED: 16:26 09 May 2015 | UPDATED: 16:28 09 May 2015

The North Norwich and Broadland count at Norfolk Showground. Keith Simpson MP wins the Broadland seat.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The North Norwich and Broadland count at Norfolk Showground. Keith Simpson MP wins the Broadland seat. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2015

Dualling the A47 and ensuring easier access to GPs are Keith Simpson's priorities for Broadland, as he prepares for another term as MP.

Veteran Mr Simpson held the seat on Thursday morning with a majority of 16,838.

On his priorities for the next five years, the 66-year-old said: “Having spoken with people on doorsteps, a lot were talking about the NHS but, rather than generally, it was more about access to GPs,” he said.

He added that he wanted to be certain they made “really good improvements in education”.

But he said that infrastructure and transport improvements were high on the agenda, with the A47 and Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NNDR) priorities.

He admitted that the NNDR would not be cheap, but said that there were plenty of “engineering options which take into account the environment”.

He also highlighted the importance of accountability at the Broads Authority and said he would be working hard to bring change about.

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