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MP calls for change to 'unfair investment' in South West transport

An MP is challenging what he calls "unfair investment" in South West Transport.

Ben Howlett, who represents Bath, says figures show transport spend per capita of population at just £219, the second lowest in the country.

spend on South West transport per capita of population.
spend on London transport per capita of population.

The MP has now written to the Secretary of State for Transport to ask how they plan to address the disparity.

Transport infrastructure is crucial in the south west to ensure the area’s future economic development. Additional funding is much needed to ensure projects such as the A36/46 link road are able to progress.

If a similar level of funding per head were available to the south west as the capital, some of Bath’s transport woes could rapidly be alleviated. I have invited the Minister to visit Bath to see the issues for himself and very much hope he will accept.

– Ben Howlett



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