There are many welcome measures in this Budget. A big investment in the NHS. More money for teaching. Waiting time for Universal Credit cut. And a huge house-building programme, with stamp duty axed for first-time buyers. My challenge now is to ensure that North Devon gets its fair share.
Last Friday I travelled to Exeter to attend the South West Growth Summit. This is an annual event which brings together businesses, councils, third sector organisations and others to discuss how best to promote our region.