I held a very productive meeting with the Managing Director for Stagecoach, Mark Watson, in Westminster, where I was able to put across the concerns of Bude residents which have been raised due to recent media reports about the Exeter bus service.
Cherilyn Mackrory MP for Falmouth and Truro, and Richard Holden MP for North Durham, both elected in December's General Election, are to become champions of local (parish and town) councils in parliament.
Long-isolated communities across the country will benefit from better rail connections that will level-up regional economies and boost access to jobs and education, thanks to a £500 million fund to kickstart the restoration of lines closed more than 50 years ago.
I welcome the new shadow Secretary of State to his place. It is nice to have a fellow west country MP there and I look forward to working with him on the Agriculture Bill and the fisheries Bill and, importantly, on putting provisions on angling into the latter.