Your Local MP: February 2018

February 01 2018

ONE month into 2018, and it’s clear that already, it’s set to be a busy year, with several key decisions about to be taken that will affect the future of our local area.

ONE month into 2018, and it’s clear that already, it’s set to be a busy year, with several key decisions about to be taken that will affect the future of our local area.

A priority of mine has been to campaign for an M4 Link to the Ring Road. I managed to obtain funding for a feasibility study into a new road, and have since campaigned for the Western option, near the Science Park, rather than build on greenbelt land near Pucklechurch. It makes sense that any link road should be near where the ring road almost touches the motorway - the consultation, which finished late last year, will make its final decision on the best route later this year, but thank you to the 2100 residents who signed my petition calling for the Western, and not the Eastern route. 

I am determined to keep up the pressure for better transport infrastructure, but of course it must be the right transport infrastructure.

I’m delighted that the plans for a new £50 million Automotive Academy on the Bristol and Bath Science Park site are still progressing well. I have been leading the campaign working with the University of Bath to ensure that we received the government funding to kickstart the project. I’m looking forward to seeing progress on this project , which will bring with it 400 new jobs. 

Aside from regular surgeries in my office, I’m keen to ensure that I get around the constituency for ward surgeries, so people can drop in to see me closer to home.If there are any issues which you would like to discuss call my office in Hanham on 0117 9081524 who will arrange an appointment.