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Judith Cummins tells the PM: “Give us the investment to get Bradford moving”

Judith Cummins tells the PM: “Give us the investment to get Bradford moving”

Bradford South’s Member of Parliament has called on the Prime Minister to provide the investment needed to get Bradford moving.

Judith Cummins asked Theresa May to ensure investment was in place to realise the potential of the “West Yorkshire Powerhouse”.

She also asked the prime minister to ensure that Bradford had a station on the new HS3 network, dubbed northern powerhouse rail.

Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, Judith said: “Congestion, journey times and connectivity between Bradford and Leeds are among the worst in the country. Will the Prime Minister support our campaign to ensure that Bradford is part of the HS3 network and will she commit to delivering the investment we need for our West Yorkshire Powerhouse?”

Judith was dismayed with the Prime Minister’s response and lack of clear commitment to investing in one of the country’s key cities and regions. She did however welcome the importance the Prime Minister appeared to attach to investment in infrastructure generally.

Judith added: “Journey times between Bradford and Leeds are among the worst in the country. The trains are too slow, the traffic is too congested.

“This has an enormous impact on my constituents and all of those trying to do business here. It impacts on our economy, our health and our environment.

“I want Bradford on the new high speed rail line. I want congestion reduced and I want to see the potential with have in Bradford and in the wider region free to develop in to the West Yorkshire Powerhouse.”

You can watch the exchange during Prime Minister’s Questions here.

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