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Northamptonshire: Wellingborough MP Peter Bone calls for swift decision on Rushden Lakes development plans

Wellingborough MP Peter Bone has called on the Prime Minister to speed up the decision on a £50 million retail development in Northamptonshire.

Last month the Government delayed the decision on whether or not to approve the Rushden Lakes development.

The proposals, which include shops and leisure facilities, have already been agreed by East Northamptonshire Council but the final decision rests with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Peter Bone MP asked the Prime Minister:

"I've never known of a development that has so much public support. Could the Prime Minister use his best efforts to ensure that the outcome of the public inquiry is announced as soon as possible?"

In response, David Cameron said:

"I know my honourable friend campaigns vigorously for his constituents and for local businesses and for job-creating developments like this one.

"As I'm sure he is aware, I'm not able to get involved in specific planning decisions but I understand that a decision on this application will be made as soon as possible."

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Wellingborough MP says Mitchell's job should be considered if proven he lied

Conservative MP for Wellingborough, Peter Bone, has said that lying to the Prime Minister would leaves Andrew Mitchell's job untenable, should the police officer's account be proven true.

Peter Bone said that he believes the public attention surrounding the Chief Whip will not affect the Conservative Party's reputation.

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MP campaigns to save prison

The Wellingborough MP Peter Bone has said he's optimistic that new Justice Secretary Chris Grayling may be persuaded to keep Wellingborough prison open.

Currently the prison is earmarked for closure, a move which could mean the loss of around 600 jobs in the town.

Mr Bone says Chris Grayling has promised to visit the prison and reassess the situation.

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