Next week the annual Treasury budget will be delivered by the Chancellor. The budget will not only be the first for the new majority Conservative government, it will also be the first one delivered by our new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak.
Councils are being given a boost to provide essential, life-saving support in safe housing for survivors of domestic abuse and their children, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed today (17 February 2020).
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.