The Harlow MP Robert Halfon was in his local bingo hall less than 24 hours after winning a major concession in George Osborne's budget.
Mr Halfon told ITV News Anglia that a cut in the bingo tax from 20% to 10% could mean bigger prizes for bingo players as well as more investment in the industry.
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Becoming drier by this evening with the chance of a late sunny spell.
The Chief Executive of Southend United has told ITV News Anglia that his players deserved to win promotion to League One at Wembley.
Some sunny intervals are possible initially this morning but cloud and patchy rain will gradually sweep in as the day goes on.