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  • Article: Apr 16, 2015


    Simon Wright, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Norwich South, has welcomed the Party's 2015 General Election manifesto which places opportunity at its heart.

    The Party's manifesto provides a credible plan to finish the job of balancing the books fairly, by protecting our schools, hospitals and public services. The Party's key priorities are to:

  • NTS Visit
    Article: Mar 12, 2015
    Simon Wright, Norwich South MP, visited Norfolk Training Services (NTS) today, during National Apprenticeships Week, to meet local apprentice Jessie Reeve. Jessie has been in training for work in the vehicle maintenance industry, supported by NTS.

    Since 2010, nearly 8,000 people have started an apprenticeship in Norwich in a wide range of industries, providing real world experience and training that employers value very highly.

  • Teacher Car Campaign
    Article: Mar 2, 2015

    Teachers are currently the only profession excluded from having access to salary sacrifice car schemes. These schemes allow employees to sacrifice part of their salary in return for a brand new vehicle, with significant savings. However, due to national pay regulations, teachers are currently the only profession in the country excluded from having access to this scheme.

  • Larkman Lane Post Office Outside
    Article: Feb 13, 2015

    Simon Wright MP for Norwich South joined new Postmaster Mrs Kiran Desor in celebrating the official opening of Larkman Road Post Office on February 13.

    The previous Larkman Lane Post Office closed in August when the Co-op store at Larkman Lane closed.

    Thankfully new postmaster Kiran Desor opened "KwikSave" at this premises and agreed to install a post office desk for the local community also.

  • NWES logo
    Article: Feb 13, 2015

    Simon Wright MP visited NWES today alongside Ed Davey, to congratulate them on their successful bid for Regional Growth Funding to ensure many more start up businesses benefit from their excellent training and guidance.

    Simon Wright said "The work NWES do is extremely important to local businesses who are just starting off and need mentoring through how to maximise their potential"

  • Better Broadband For Norfolk - James Wright and Simon Wright at Norwich Castle Mall
    Article: Feb 9, 2015

    Figures published today show that more than 115,764 homes in Norfolk have benefited from the rollout of superfast broadband.

    In total up to more than two million homes and businesses in hard to reach areas across the UK have benefited from the government roll out.

    Superfast broadband is internet speeds greater than 24Mbps and the Government wants 95% of homes and businesses to have access to this by 2017 - backed up with £1.7bn of investment.
    Currently 40,000 more homes and businesses are seeing their internet speeds boosted each week.

    Commenting, James Wright said: "Together with Simon Wright MP, I have championed the rollout of superfast broadband through the Norfolk 'Say Yes to Better Broadband' campaign, and I am delighted to see that this work is starting to pay off. People across Norfolk know that these improvements are crucial to expanding our local economy, as well as meaning people don't have long waits to load webpages.

    "Whilst this initiative has focused on more rural areas, there are pockets of the city that suffer from a poor internet service, despite being in areas that on paper would seem to benefit from some of the highest speeds available. As demonstrated in the recent Tech City report, the digital economy is vibrant in Norwich and it is therefore vital that a good infrastructure in in place."

  • Article: Jan 8, 2015

    This week Simon visited Norwich's branch of Cash Converters to better understand the role they play in the local economy and meeting their workforce.

    Commenting he, said:

    "I was very pleased to visit the Norwich store, which has been long established in the community. The staff know their customers well, and see good community relations as key to their success locally. I was able to discuss the full range of different services they offer.

  • Article: Dec 14, 2014
    By Simon Wright

    Norwich South MP Simon Wright is calling on councillors to reject proposals to close off the Park Lane - The Avenues junction to traffic. A survey carried out by Mr Wright earlier this year highlighted enormous opposition to the proposal. Councillors on the Norwich Highways Agency Committee are due to discuss the matter at the end of the month.

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