Yesterday, I held a Westminster Hall debate on improving transport links in Nottinghamshire.
I was pleased to be able to secure a debate about transport - I'm always keen to stand up for Mansfield and Warsop and raise my concerns with Ministers.
I was really grateful to my constituents for engaging with this debate over Facebook and commenting on local transport issues, which I was able to include in my speech. I discussed the Robin Hood Line and the A60 junction, and called for more Government support for local transport projects to reduce congestion.
Improving transport links would provide a real economic boost locally, linking up areas and ensuring that people in Mansfield can access jobs across Nottinghamshire. Improving local roads and increasing train services could boost tourism locally, too. With Sherwood forest on our doorstep, we need to encourage more tourists to visit Mansfield.
Nottinghamshire needs a fair slice of transport funding and I will continue to lobby the Government over the coming months to do more to invest in local roads and the Robin Hood line.