The Prime Minister applauded Cabinet Office Minister Chloe Smith, who resigned her post today. David Cameron said he looked forward to receiving her recommendations on encouraging young people to vote. Mr Cameron told her:
As you know from our previous conversations, this is a topic I take seriously and believe that there is scope for action.
In her letter to the Prime Minister, Norwich North MP Chloe Smith said:
I have been privileged to serve my country and my party under your leadership.
However, for the remainder of the Parliament I want to be able to spend more time serving my constituents. My constituents have always come first for me, and they know the high standards and hard work that I ask of myself as the Member of Parliament for Norwich North.
As you know, I was only 27 when I was lucky enough to be elected as an MP, and of my four years in Parliament so far, I have spent three as a minister.
Cabinet Office minister and Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has welcomed the publication of a consultation into minimum unit pricing for alcohol. Ms Smith played an early role in designing the policy while a Treasury minister.
She said: ""A minimum price is great news for Norwich pubs because it alters the balance with the off trade including action against cheap supermarket booze. It will help turn the tide against irresponsible 'pre-loading' which we see plenty of in Norwich on a Friday or Saturday night.
"Norwich should stay a great place for a safe night out, with less alcohol-fuelled crime and disorder - and less pressure on A&E."
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