Vital Transport Connections (2017 update)

In 2015 I said - I Live near South Molton and always use the A361. It's not fit for purpose. I welcome the fact that the Lib Dems after such a long time are starting to agree with me and look into doing something. I want a dual carriageway between Tiverton and Barnstaple. I know this will not be easy but i feel it is important to be ambitious.We need a solution to the Braunton bottleneck and more capacity as Ilfracombe grows. I'll also push for better services on the Tarka Line to improve our connectivity.

In 2017 - Government funding of £1.5 million for Devon County Council to draw up proper plans for the Link Road; a commitment for ministers to help secure major investment for the project. I have also become vice-president of the Tarka Rail Association.  I arranged several meetings between the group and government ministers.  Major improvements to the timetable and rolling stock on the vital Barnstaple-Exeter line are planned to be introduced later in 2017.