Autumn Statement: MPs in the East give their reaction

MPs from across the East have queued up to welcome the announcement by the Chancellor that a planned 3p rise in fuel duty in January is cancelled.

The Treasury say the move will benefit 3.6 million motorists across our region. George Osborne praised the campaigning of Harlow MP Rob Halfon, who has long called for fuel duty not to go up.

Kettering MP Philip Hollobone said that as a result of the Chancellor's announcement the average motorist in his constituency would pay £5 less every time they fill up than they would have had Labour been in Government. Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson described the move as fantastic news.

There was also welcome news for South West Bedfordshire MP Andrew Selous, the Chancellor gave the go ahead to the North Dunstable by pass, a link road between the A5 and the M1, work will start on the road within 2 years and is expected to be open for traffic by 2016. The scheme gets £127 million.

Cambridge is on the receiving end of extra cash to help superfast broadband in the city, that will mean Wifi connections across the city. Cambridge MP Julian Huppert describes the announcement as excellent news.

But Labour say the Autumn statement shows the Government's economic plans are in tatters and that George Osborne is not meeting his own targets for paying off the deficit.

Corby MP Andy Sawford says in his constituency more austerity will mean life gets tougher for many people who are already struggling.

And even some Conservative MPs say the Treasury must be bolder. Harwich MP Douglas Carswell writes on his blog that figures show national debt is rising and the £5 billion pledged by the Chancellor to boost infrastructure looks piddly.

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