The Conservative general election candidate for Boston and Skegness Matt Warman has pressed for improvements to Lincolsnhire’s roads network at a meeting with Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.
Matt Warman raised the issue and the lack of central government support for major infrastructure investment during the meeting at the Department for Transport in London.
Speaking after the meeting Mr McLoughlin said: “Infrastructure is a vital part of our long-term economic plan and Matt has certainly made a passionate and logical case for Boston and Skegness.
“We know that good quality transport links are essential for people to get on with their daily business, whether it’s the school run, getting in to work in the morning, or making a longer journey. I have no doubt that in Matt Warman you have the opportunity to elect an MP who will always work to ensure that Lincolnshire benefits from the record levels of transport investment that the Conservative Party is making.”
Mr Warman added: “We need long-term investment in the roads in and around Boston and Skegness. Solutions won’t happen overnight, and I’m pleased that Lincolnshire County Council is already looking at adding dual carriageway sections of roads such as the A16. I will work with councillors and fellow Lincolnshire MPs to bring unprecedented pressure on the Department for Transport to support the schemes we know locally are essential to support drivers, agriculture and also our NHS.”