Lucy Frazer MP column: Busy Final Days Before Parliament Dissolves

In her weekly column for Ely News, Lucy Frazer, MP for South East Cambridgeshire, talks about her busy schedule in the final days before campaigning for the forthcoming election begins. 

As Parliament dissolves this week, I am pleased that my last Friday as an MP in this Parliament was a busy day, as usual, spent across the constituency meeting up with important parts of our community, before campaigning begins. 

I am delighted that I had the opportunity to gather together some of the key players involved in Ely’s Local Urgent Care Service (LUCS). It was an extremely positive meeting to discuss the upcoming pilot which is due to start in the coming months. I am hopeful that once fully up and running, the LUCS hub will offer a wider range of services to those currently provided for through the MIU and consequently a clear alternative to A&E for those with urgent, but not life threatening, health issues. 

Looking at a different sort of care, I had the privilege of meeting with staff, trustees and some of those who use the provisions of the East Anglia's Children's Hospice (EACH) in Milton, I was there to discuss hospice funding and witness, first hand, the worthwhile and wonderful work they do looking after some children and their families. 

And, as keen enthusiast for our schools I was pleased to visit Bottisham Village College to meet the senior leadership to discuss teacher recruitment as well as to join an English lesson. 

Linking some of these fields together, I met with Amgen, a global biotech company with UK headquarters in Cambridge Science Park. Amgen are innovators in the healthcare arena, developing therapeutics to meet hitherto unmet medical needs. I say they link the fields together because we also discussed Amgen’s interest in working with schools promoting science and education. 

I am privileged to have spent two years representing our vibrant and diverse area and I hope I have the opportunity to continue to do so. 

P.S. I am looking forward to getting out and about meeting more constituents and spending more time with businesses over the next few weeks.