Newbury’s MP, Richard Benyon, has responded to a letter sent by the Chair of West Berkshire liberal Democrats. The letter asked him to support a House of Lords amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill calling for a second referendum on leaving the EU.
On Friday, Network Rail launched a consultation for a new western rail link to Heathrow. This will enable passengers throughout the west to travel to the airport without the need to travel into London.
Following the meeting in January at Westminster organised by local MPs with Roads Minister, Jesse Norman, and Highways England, the Minister has now confirmed that further development work has been authorised on the improvements proposed in the Safety Review.
On Tuesday this week, MPs voted on a new eligibility criteria for free school meals. Under new regulations, the Government estimates that by 2022 around 50,000 more children will benefit from a free school meal, compared to the previous benefits system.