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Anglia Late Edition - July 2017

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Anglia Late Edition is the regional politics programme for the East of England presented by political correspondent Emma Hutchinson.

Anglia Late Edition debates the Brexit Repeal Bill which will convert 45 years of European rules and regulations into UK law, Theresa May's first year as Prime Minister and the shocking abuse faced by some MPs.

On Thursday 13 July 2017 The Government has published its European Union (Withdrawal Bill), also known as the Great Repeal Bill, which will end the supremacy of EU law in the UK.

But opposition parties are already warning that getting the Bill through Parliament will be a great struggle.

The government has published the Bill that will convert EU law to British law.

Emma Hutchinson was joined in the studio by four politicians from the Anglia region.

  • Clive Lewis has been the Labour MP for Norwich South since 2015. He served in the Labour Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Business Secretary and Shadow Defence Secretary.
  • Vicky Ford was elected the new Conservative MP for Chelmsford in the June election. Before that she was one of the Eastern region's MEPs in Strasbourg and Brussels.
  • Norman Lamb is one of the longest-serving Liberal Democrat MPs and has been the North Norfolk MP since 2001. He is the party's health spokesman and was this week elected chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee

An investigation into the abuse of parliamentary candidates is being launched after a wave of intimidation during the general election campaign.

Labour and the Conservatives have both accused the other of failing to act to stamp out abuse by their members and activists after reports of racism, anti-Semitism and sexism.

Theresa May asked the Committee on Standards in Public Life to conduct a review into the problem.

The Wellingborough MP Peter Bone told Anglia Late Edition how he and his family had faced death threats.

"We've had mock executions of my son, we had someone convicted of harassment, we had the office attacked and daubed with all sorts of slogans.

"Three times I have had to dial 999 since the referendum when I'm holding surgeries and I was attacked during the General Election."

– Peter Bone MP, Wellingborough (Con)

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