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The BBC need Mums from Norfolk & Suffolk to take part in a discussion programme in May

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LocalEditorNorfolk Sat 07-May-16 17:51:26

The BBC is broadcasting a programme on May 19th live on air from 9am - 10.30 at the Newmarket Racecourse with guests asked to be there from 8am. The programme will be looking at the government's proposals for devolution in the East for a new combined political authority with a Mayor of East Anglia , plus devolved proposals for transport, skills , infrastructure and some extra funding of £175 million in housing.

This will have a major impact on the region. The BBC would like to speak to a member of Mumsnet who knows the issues facing the East so may have comments (speaking as an individual, not on behalf of Mumsnet) about what they think of the proposals and what would be their priorities for change in the region or the key challenges/frustrations in the East .

Government proposals below and there has been widespread coverage of the issue in the local press - Eastern Daily Press and Cambridge News under News-politics.

The programme will be broadcast simultaneously in Norfolk Suffolk and Cambridgeshire so that as wide an audience as possible is reached. A government minister(George Freeman MP) together with political, education and business leaders from across the region will be taking part along with guests from specialised areas of transport, skills, as well as members of the public.

The BBC are looking for a balanced audience in every way so would really appreciate your contribution. If you are interested, please contact:

Lindy Fleming
BBC Cambridge
07812 200 847

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