Lucy Frazer MP column: Looking Forward to The Term Ahead

In her weekly column for Ely News, Lucy Frazer, MP for South East Cambridgeshire, talks about what's on the agenda for the forthcoming term. 

After an excellent Easter holiday with Easter Egg hunts and a cinema trip (which makes me look very much forward to the Leisure Centre in Ely) it's back to Westminster and I thought I would highlight some of the things I will be working on over the coming weeks. 

This week I am meeting with Matt Hancock MP the Minister for Digital and Culture as well as Broadband champions from across the constituency, Connecting Cambridgeshire and BT to discuss the progress made in delivering broadband (from 47% in 2012 up to 94%) and to highlight those who are yet to be connected to superfast broadband. I will also be asking whether we, in Cambridgeshire, can benefit from 5G mobile trials to become early recipients of better mobile coverage.

As schools return I am thinking about how we can better support them and I am delighted that officials from the Department of Education have agreed to visit our area to discuss teacher recruitment so I am organising seminars for them with some current and prospective teachers. The White Paper, Education Excellence Everywhere, proposed a new free national teacher vacancy website so that aspiring and current teachers could find posts quickly and easily while reducing the burden on schools and I am keen to help make this a reality.

And I have recently met with a number of farmers and the NFU and discussed with them several matters which concern them including the problems with hare coursing and the upcoming deal with the EU which I will continue to raise in Westminster.

I am sure this will be a busy term, and am looking forward to it!

PS Thank you to the High Street Church in Isleham for an extremely warm welcome when I came to speak and visit last week.