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Henry celebrates 30 years of learning at Anthony Curton Primary School

North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham spent an afternoon with pupils at Anthony Curton Primary School in Walpole St Peter. He invited special guest Elizabeth Truss, MP for South West Norfolk and Under-Secretary of State for Education. The visit coincided with the school’s 30th anniversary and its partnership with Tilney All Saints Primary School, a relationship that shares best practice and resourcing between the two schools. This followed a morning with Springwood High School, who recently successfully secured Foundation status. Henry said: “The visit was part of a day I spent visiting schools with my neighbour MP Elizabeth Truss, junior minister for Education and Childcare. This really was a brilliant opportunity to see two outstanding schools in action. I’m so grateful to the headteachers, staff and governors for making it possible.” Ms Truss was especially interested to see the Early Birds and Walpole Wallabies after school clubs. They are open from 7.30 in the morning to 5.45 in the evening and have proven to be extremely popular with parents. Ms Truss said: “The after-school club is a terrific facility that children really enjoy and that provides excellent provision for working parents.”

Incinerator Public Inquiry

The long-running Public Inquiry finally came to an end on Friday 17th May.Henry gave evidence to the Inquiry on April 10th (see Campaign page) and he made it clear that he was very impressed with the professionalism and even-handedness of the Inspector, Elizabeth Hill.

Bees Tea

On 16th May, Parliament hosted a ‘Bees Tea’ to raise awareness of the worrying decline of bees. North West Norfolk MP, Henry Bellingham praised local residents work to save the Sea-aster Mining Bee - the area’s ‘iconic’ bee.

MP in meeting with Tamil Community

Henry Bellingham recently met with the King’s Lynn Tamil Community to discuss their concerns regarding human rights and other related issues in the Tamil region of their homeland, Sri Lanka.

Henry Bellingham attends the Funeral of Baroness Thatcher

Henry Bellingham attended the funeral of the former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, on Wednesday 17th April. ‘Having served on the backbenches for 7 years under Lady Thatcher, I was keen to pay my respects, and I thought the funeral was an extremely dignified and fitting tribute to one of the most important public figures of our time’. Baroness Thatcher visited Kings Lynn in June 1983.

Henry Bellingham launches new website

Thank you for your support at the last election. Because of you, David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the Government’s plans to build a strong economy and a big society are in full swing. Now, to help us communicate with you, we've launched this new local website.