Sharon Hodgson MP's report - Jan 2017 number 91
Read Sharon Hodgson MP's report - News from Westminster - Jan 2017 number 91
News from Westminster
Welcome to my online monthly report - News from Westminster - which details some of the highlights from Westminster and the constituency.
For me, public transport is a key priority, and I have continually campaigned for better public transport for our local area, including supporting the Quality Contracts for buses but also extending the Metro into Washington – which would greatly improve connectivity to other parts of Tyne and Wear and help bring more jobs to our area whilst also helping people travel around the region with more ease.
It is important that the Government rethinks their approach to investment not only for our railways, but also on public transport at a far more local level, such as buses and light railway. This is why when we see the Government’s new Industrial Strategy later this year, I hope local public transport infrastructure funding will be a central component and the North East will get its fair share to help improve local transport infrastructure.