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Today some of our MPs were out across the region celebrating Small Business Saturday. This is a chance for people to celebrate their local small businesses which provide 6 in 10 jobs across the country and bring diversity to high streets across the East of England. 

In Norwich Labour's Shadow Business Secretary Clive Lewis MP visited local businesses selling everything from Christmas elves to falafel, highlighting the diversity independent businesses bring to Norwich. 

“Coming in the run up to Christmas, Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity for people up and down the country to show their appreciation to small businesses. Christmas wouldn't be the same without the vitality that small businesses bring to our       areas, but we also need to recognise the contribution small businesses make all year round."

In Cambridge Daniel Zeichner MP visited several small businesses, along the route of the Mill Road Winter Fair, with a reperesentative of the Small Business Federation.  

Daniel said "Small businesses in Cambridge need the support of all of us, they often rely on their good reputation and friendly customer service to get by. I’m pleased to join many other people in celebrating Small Business Saturday, these business are the backbone of our local economy”.

Check out Clive and Daniel's twitter pages for more ideas for the next independent store you visit!

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Small Business Saturday

Today some of our MPs were out across the region celebrating Small Business Saturday. This is a chance for people to celebrate their local small businesses which provide 6 in...

Tendring Councillor Jack Parsons has joined the Labour Party after defecting from UKIP.

Cllr Parsons has joined after becoming disillusioned with Paul Nuttall's increasingly right-wing UKIP and believes that only Labour can stand up for working class people and secure proper funding for the NHS.

The Labour Group in Clacton has warmly welcomed Cllr Parsons and looks forward to working with him to represent his constituents in St Paul's Ward. 

 A statement by Cllr Parsons can be found below:

 "UKIP seemed new and exciting when I joined. But their views on the NHS and cutting taxes for the rich have proved to me and others that it is only Labour who will stand up for working people and campaign to protect vital services in the face of Tory cuts.

 "UKIP's new leader has welcomed the privatisation of the NHS, so it is clear that UKIP pose a real threat to the future of the NHS.

 "Labour have made fighting to protect the NHS a key priority, and that is just one reason why I know the Labour Party is my home.

 "My constituents in St Paul's ward will continue to be my number one priority. And I believe they will be much better served if I campaign to end this Tory government in the only way possible- by electing a Labour government."

 

 

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Councillor Jack Parsons joins Labour

Tendring Councillor Jack Parsons has joined the Labour Party after defecting from UKIP. Cllr Parsons has joined after becoming disillusioned with Paul Nuttall's increasingly right-wing UKIP and believes that only...

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