In the House of Commons today, the Prime Minister encouraged people to take a staycation in Hunstanton.

He was responding to James Wild MP for North West Norfolk who welcomed the government’s announcement that pubs, restaurants, hotels, caravan parks, campsites, B&Bs, arcades, and other businesses can open from 4 July.

James also called for Hunstanton and other coastal areas in Norfolk to benefit from the government’s levelling up agenda in order to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 crisis in the long term.

Speaking in the House of Commons, James Wild MP said:

“This announcement will be warmly welcomed by the pubs, restaurants, holiday parks, and attractions that along with the stunning coastline make North West Norfolk the ideal place to visit and take a staycation.

Alongside these measures, does my RHF agree that Hunstanton and other coastal areas in Norfolk need to benefit from investment in our levelling up agenda so they can bounce back for the long term?”

In response the Prime Minister urged people to take staycations in the UK:

“Yes, indeed Mr Speaker and we are going to be doing a huge amount for coastal communities that have been left behind as he knows. But one thing I think we can all do now is ensure that we send out a positive and welcoming message from coastal communities around the UK.

Now is the time folks to have a staycation in the UK – Hunstanton – or elsewhere.”