Infrastructure investment from the Conservative Government has meant new opportunities for investment in transport. Local conservatives including Group leader Cllr Simon Cooke have been campaigning for a better deal for The North of England and Bradford:
Calling for a new trans-pennine motorway north of Leeds and Bradford including a link to Leeds-Bradford International Airport
Getting unanimous commitment to a high speed rail stop in Bradford and lobbying hard for the Northern Powerhouse Rail proposals
Backing calls for a West Yorkshire-wide improvement in bus services and opposing yet another Leeds-centred public transport system
“Labour leaders on West Yorkshire Combined Authority think investment in new transport ideas and technology is just a ‘gimmick’”; says Cllr Simon Cooke, “but local Conservatives want the region’s transport plans to deliver for local people and businesses by embracing and championing new ideas and new technology.”
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