Call for minister to meet to discuss how Lep and other bodies can help improve A14

Bury General Election Count 2015. Conservative candidate Jo Churchill.

Bury General Election Count 2015. Conservative candidate Jo Churchill. - Credit: Gregg Brown

A call for ministers to work with the local enterprise partnership and other bodies to improve the road link the A14 has been made by a new Suffolk MP.

Jo Churchill used a question session in the House of Commons to ask a minister to visit her Bury St Edmunds constituency to improve the road.

She highlighted the No More A14 Delays in Suffolk campaign which was launched in March.

Answering the call, minister Claire Perry said money was most usefully spent when organisations such as local authorities and local enterprise partnerships, which know best about the needs of local people and the community, were involved. That is why we consult them on every large national project and indeed why we are devolving local funding to them, putting them firmly in the driving seat for local decision making.

She added: “I would be delighted to visit, with other colleagues if appropriate, to see what is going on in her constituency. She will know that the local growth fund is already providing £8 million-worth of investment in Bury St Edmunds, including in the eastern relief road. I look forward to seeing that and to hearing about other projects.”


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