The A120 is one of the most important economic corridors in the country. It links a major sea port to a major airport and connects businesses and commuters to trade and employment opportunities, yet in places it is little more than a country lane. Congestion and delays cost the economy an estimated £1.3 billion and up to 13,000 jobs.
Modernisation and improvements are long overdue, so I joined local businesses, district and county councillors to discuss these issues with the Secretary of State for Transport.Read more
This morning I was out campaigning with the Stephen Canning, the Conservative candidate for the Essex County Council division of Bocking.
Stephen is hard working and energetic, was born and brought up locally and lives in the area he hopes to represent. He will make an excellent county councillor for Bocking.Read more
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The Conservative's long term economic plan has driven down unemployment, taken job numbers to a record high and made the UK's economy one of the fastest growing in the developed world.
Rather than celebrate this economic good news Ed Miliband and Ed Balls are constantly talking down British business and attacking the very business leaders and entrepreneurs who are helping to drive this recovery.Read more
Businesses and local people deserve modern super-fast broadband and decent mobile signals. Braintree's potential will only be unlocked once these essential modern services are rolled out across the district.Read more