Suffolk’s new MPs have their first outing at Prime Minister’s Question time

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge is visiting Lavenham Primary School to talk to teachers and student

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge is visiting Lavenham Primary School to talk to teachers and students. Headteacher is Jan Foster. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Suffolk’s two new MPs had their first outings at Prime Minister’s Questions today raising issues of poor mobile signal and child abuse.

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James Cartlidge and Jo Churchill both won coveted slots through the ballot to ask a question at the high-profile debate.

Mr Cartlidge, who represents South Suffolk, told the House of Commons his constituents had been pleased that three villages in his patch were being considered as places where a Government grant could be spent to improve mobile phone signal, asking if the Prime Minister agreed that better mobile phone signal had a role to play in improving economic growth.

While Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill asked what the Government was going to do the tackle the exploitation of children.

Mr Cameron used her question as a chance to announce plans for a Child Protection Taskforce, which will be chaired by the education secretary Nicky Morgan.

It will be responsible for leading improvements across police, social services and other agencies and focusing on transforming social work and children’s services, improving inspection and tackling child sexual exploitation.

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