Did Prime Minister Theresa May pull out of visit to Great Yarmouth?

Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, London, Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street, London, Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

It has been claimed that the prime minister was due to be in Great Yarmouth yesterday to give an election speech - but pulled out.

The allegation against Theresa May was made by the Daily Mirror, which said she was due to give a stump speech but ‘axed the trip at the last minute’.

The newspaper sent the Mirror Chicken to the town to ask the Conservative Party leader to take part in a live television showdown with her rivals.

A Conservative Party spokeswoman was asked by this newspaper to comment on the following question: “Could you confirm if she( Theresa May) was due to come and cancelled or is it not true at all?”

The spokeswoman replied in a statement: “The Prime Minister did not go to Norfolk today.”

Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis, who was at a debate in Westminster Hall yesterday afternoon, said the Daily Mirror was playing ‘silly politics’ and he and Mrs May were focused on improving the lives of the town’s residents.

In 2015 Mrs May visited Great Yarmouth.

She was the guest of honour at AID industrial in Great Yarmouth, a company that specialises in working at height training, to hear about its apprenticeship schemes and talk to those currently on one of the courses.

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  • Ignore the Mirror, it's got it in for Mrs May anyway, just look at their comments over the last few days, I doubt very much if she was coming here today. The Mirror is only trying as all newspapers do, to undermine people they don't like and are out to cause trouble, they certainly do not like the Conservatives. Perhaps they should discuss and print the real news rather than make it up. False News abounds and will abound until the election in June, ignore it.

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    Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • Brandon can shout about the state of our town until the cows come home But if the loony-tunes that live in the town hall don't listen to him he can do nothing correct me if I am wrong didn't you appoint our councillors? Reading the blogs that appear on line GYM after Brandon Lewis’s announcement to stand in the snap general election on the 8th of June, most are just muck slinging as they have no other nominee to compare him with. Brandon is in his seconded term as our MP, he has been working diligently behind the scenes on several long term projects. The duelling of the Acle Straight, working with the Highways on the numerous trouble spots in and around our Borough. Working with industry in securing part of the wind turbine industry coming to our Port. Then there is the young apprentices that are starting with the various companies that are in our Borough. This is no mean effort on Brandon’s part, collectively they are something to shout about, but at each hurdle he is not going to say “hey look at me at what I have done. There is one thing to bear in mind, under the previous MP our Port was given away, our hard earned £20million Grant was given away, Brandon Lewis MP on an uneven playing field has done more for the Borough by giving nothing away.

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    John L Cooper

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • Lewis aka[the fat lump of lard ]states that he and the PM were focused on improving the lives of residents of the town,What a load of bullshi*..He is not in the least bit interested in the lives of the people of Yarmouth, he is only interested in himself,Its another photo opportunity he missed out on, Get real Lewis and do something about the state of this town..Its falling down around you, beggars, robbers, thieves, businesses closing, road system a disgrace.And you want to improve our lives, pull the other one..Your not liked at all, as all you do is talk talk oh and another photo opportunity to make it look like you care... Get real

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    yarco boy

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

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