Joint Transport and London Minister sends the wrong signal

Earlier this week I wrote to the Prime Minister expressing my concern about the appointment of Jo Johnson MP as both Minister for Transport and Minister for London. Leaving aside Mr Johnson's record in his previous Universities brief, I am concerned that the signal this sends is that yet again, the North is taking a back seat when it comes to infrastructure.

I have written a piece for the Guardian about why this is the wrong decision at the wrong time.

I'll continue to do all I can as MP for Weaver Vale to make sure that our area and our region gets a fairer, better share of funding.