Video: Marham petition handed in

A Norfolk delegation has met with the defence secretary this morning to put forward the argument for saving RAF Marham.

The meeting came after the delegation, which included almost all of the Norfolk MPs and council leaders from across the region, had knocked on Number 10 Downing Street to hand over a box of more than 36,000 signatures in support of RAF Marham.

The group met defence secretary Liam Fox to tell him why RAF Marham should retain a Tornado force in Norfolk.

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss said: 'I think the meeting was very worthwhile. We talked about how important it was to the area and we made it very clear that this is massive interest in Norfolk.'

She said Mr Fox had listened carefully to the argument for Marham, and told the delegation the final decision would be what was best for Britain.

See live updates from the delegation on our RAF Marham Cover it Live application.

For a full account of how the meeting went, see tomorrow's newspaper.

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