The A64 Growth Partnership and I have pledged to step up our campaign for the much-needed dual carriageway between Hopgrove roundabout and Barton Hill at another meeting with Highways England in which we stressed that the improvements are absolutely essential.
Today I have led a group of 78 cross-party MPs representing rural constituencies to call on the Government to support a proposal by the mobile industry to create a ‘Shared Rural Network’ to extend mobile coverage to hard to reach areas.
I was delighted to join my Conservative colleagues in the Conservative Environment Network (CEN), of which I am a member, to sign a declaration of support for a manifesto designed to govern the UK's policies to prevent climate catastrophe and to allow for greener economic growth.
Today I appealed to the Chancellor, Philip Hammond MP, to focus on Northern infrastructure spending by committing £120bn over 30 years to include strategic transport schemes as well as local transport investment.
It was humbling to join 50 of my fellow MPs in attending the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) first ever ‘drop in’ session in Westminster. CRY offers research, support and screening for those affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a young person.