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New role for Waveney MP Peter Aldous hailed as a 'fantastic honour'

PUBLISHED: 14:00 05 October 2015

Waveney MP Peter Aldous.

Waveney MP Peter Aldous.

Waveney MP Peter Aldous has been named as the new chairman for the County All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).

Mr Aldous was elected as the new chairman a fortnight ago, as the county APPG met to be reconstituted for the remainder of this Parliamentary term.

Reflecting on his new position, Mr Aldous said: “This is a fantastic honour and I am delighted to succeed Henry Smith as chairman of the APPG. I am looking forward to chairing this influential APPG and building upon the good work that has been delivered to date.”

The role of the county APPG is to consider the issues faced by county communities and to raise awareness of these matters in Parliament.

Mr Aldous added: “It is important that as a group we can represent the needs and concerns of our residents in order to influence Government policy.

“I will be continuing the campaign for counties to be given the same level of consideration as the big cities when it comes to devolution, economic growth, health and wellbeing issues and ensuring the best use of public money to improve local services.”

The APPG will launch its next inquiry early next year.

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