February News

Dear all

In February, I started my regular surgeries for residents across the constituency. I’m delighted already to have helped so many people with concerns and issues – please do contact me if you would like to see me at a future surgery.

In Parliament, I’ve been proud to speak up for our farmers, who are so important to our area, providing not only our food but much employment.

I have continued to work on my project to improve ambulance response times by urging the government to look at the Norwich & Norwich A&E unit. It suffers hugely with capacity issues, so we are working on a solution which will benefit everyone and get our ambulances back into North Norfolk faster. In conjunction with multiple partners, I’m in discussions to improve and bring extra facilities to Cromer Hospital. Although at an early stage, this would be a fantastic step forward, if we can treat more people locally and save more residents from having to make the long journey to Norwich.

Locally, I am delighted that – after a campaign and petition I ran last year – North Walsham is finally set to have a new Wetherspoon’s in town. This was something many residents wanted and, alongside the town’s existing pubs and restaurants, will provide a real boost to the local economy and create jobs. More generally, I have spoken in Parliament about the importance of supporting our High Streets and market towns across the constituency.

Surgeries: 6th March – Wells next the Sea; 13th March – Sheringham; 25th April – High Kelling. 1st May – Cromer; 5th June – Stalham. Please contact me on 01692 557140 to make an appointment.


Duncan Baker
Member of Parliament for North Norfolk