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Commission on Transport in the North

William Hague has launched the Conservative Party’s Commission on Transport for the North of England which will identify the area’s transport priorities. The Commission, established by the Northern Board of the Conservative Party, will be headed by Peter Mileham, a senior businessman from Yorkshire. The Commission’s membership reflects a wealth of business and transport experience.

Launching the Commission in Leeds, William Hague, Chairman of the Northern Board, said: “For eleven years of this Labour Government, we have had much talk about investment in the infrastructure of the North of England but little delivery. Only this month we had road widening schemes cancelled and plans for a High-Speed Rail line that stops halfway to the North.

Commenting, Conservative PPC for Halton, Ben Jones said: “We will work closely with the Commission to ensure that the transport priorities and needs of the people of Halton are fully represented. We will ensure that on key projects, such as the Mersey Gateway, the people’s voice is heard. “