If south Norfolk and north Suffolk was a Conservative heartland before, it is even more so now after the results of the May 7 elections.
It has left the Tories in a dominant, but also in a position where a great responsibility now rests on the shoulders of all those elected, be they as MPs or district councillors.
While they can be proud of the achievement of what were obviously well-run campaigns, they must now use their position of power to benefit the people of this area, and not rest on their laurels.
How refreshing also this week to hear that Dr Dan Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, was to step down as a junior health minister to carry on practicing as an unpaid doctor, and also dedicate more time to his constituency and his family.
People are often fed up with ‘career politicians’, with little or no experience of what real work is like in Britain today. Having an MP who will spend at lease part of the year working in the NHS has got to be a good thing.