King’s Lynn Incinerator

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:16 pm on 16th January 2013.

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Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Conservative, Mid Norfolk 4:16 pm, 16th January 2013

I congratulate and commend my hon. Friend on his work in standing up for his constituents, which is the cornerstone of our democracy. Does he agree that whatever the whys and wherefores of the issue—some of the arguments are complex—localism often requires difficult and tough decisions from the locality, but democracy is ill served if, at any level of government, consultation takes place but its findings are ignored, particularly when they are as overwhelming as in this case? When difficult decisions require leadership, they should be done without consultation that is ignored.