The Eastern Daily Press’ call for mental health to be a key issue in the general election has won support from prime minister Boris Johnson – after one of his party’s Norfolk candidates highlighted this newspaper’s demands.
Rival candidates and members of the public have reacted to news that Nick Conrad has stepped down as Conservative election hopeful for Broadland after “ill-judged” comments he made about rape re-emerged.
Two of Norfolk’s long-serving MPs have bid farewell to the House of Commons, with one firing a parting shot that the things some members have called each other during the Brexit is “a national disgrace”.
Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham has announced he will not be standing in next month’s general election, saying part of the reason is that this parliament is “probably one of the most discredited and disliked in its history”.
Politicians preparing to mount their general election campaigns must be ready to debate farming issues beyond Brexit, says RACHEL CARRINGTON, East Anglia regional director for the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).