Eddie met with Andrew Jones MP, Exchequer Minister at HM Treasury, to put forward the case to open the train station in Willenhall. Both Eddie and West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, want to see the train station reopened.
Commenting on the Government's transport investment announcement for Bloxwich and Walsall, Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport said, “I am delighted we are able to bring forward improvements to Junction 10 of the M6 in the West Midlands by several months.
The Government have today awarded Walsall Council funding from the Department’s National Productivity Investment Fund for the Walsall Economic Growth and Infrastructure Package. The Department will award £4.285 million.
Welcoming today's announcement by the Government that improvements to M6 J10 are going to be brought forward by 9-12 months Eddie Hughes MP said, "Work to improve the M6 junction 10 are being moved forward, the Roads Minister wrote to me today.
Eddie Hughes MP is on the look-out for a young pupil to design his annual Christmas card. As the local Member of Parliament, Eddie expects to send hundreds of festive messages to people and organisations he has met since being elected in June this year, including the Prime Minister!
Eddie today welcomed the announcement by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, that Conservatives will increase prison terms from 6 months to 5 years for animal cruelty and abuse. Eddie said, "I'm delighted by this announcement, that I campaigned on during the election campaign.
There is one issue that keeps cropping up on my visits around Walsall North: and it’s Brexit. There is much optimism from people I have met across Bloxwich and Willenhall. After all, the reason that the EU didn’t want the UK to leave shows how much leverage the UK has in negotiations.
Residents have contacted both myself and local councillors about this issue and they are quite rightly very distressed by this ongoing and extremely frustrating problem. I am extremely sympathetic to the many concerns that have been raised and it is something that needs tackling head on.
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