Jamie Reed MP: Government Must “Get a Grip” on Unsafe A595

West Cumbrian MP Jamie Reed has called on the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, to “get a grip” on road safety on the A595.  Figures obtained by the Copeland MP from the House of Commons Library, reveal that there were 528 road accidents on the A595 in Cumbria between 2011 and 2015, 17 … More Jamie Reed MP: Government Must “Get a Grip” on Unsafe A595

Jamie Reed MP: West Cumbria Left out, Let Down and Locked Out

West Cumbrian MP Jamie Reed has responded to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement. The Copeland MP explained that he is “disappointed that the statement made no mention of Cumbria”, and that the Chancellor has not listened to his calls for key investments. In advance of the Autumn Statement, Jamie Reed wrote to the … More Jamie Reed MP: West Cumbria Left out, Let Down and Locked Out

The Queen’s Speech: Government Fails to Understand West Cumbria

West Cumbrian MP Jamie Reed has responded to the Queen’s Speech, warning that “Government has failed to understand West Cumbria”. The speech delivered by the Queen, which is the centrepiece of the State Opening of Parliament, set out the Government’s legislative agenda for the coming year. A total of 21 Bills were announced to be … More The Queen’s Speech: Government Fails to Understand West Cumbria

BUDGET 2016: Local MP Stands Up for Cumbria in Scathing Attack on Government

You can watch the full video of my speech in the debate here: http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/dd35a56b-0f88-4987-82ed-1b46a4b66145?in=20:31:29&out=22:38:58 Jamie Reed hits out at Government’s ‘national vision that balances the books on the backs of the poorest and most in need’ The MP also criticises budget for lack of support for health services in Cumbria, including at the West Cumberland … More BUDGET 2016: Local MP Stands Up for Cumbria in Scathing Attack on Government

BUDGET 2016: West Cumbria Has Been ‘Left Out and Let Down’

West Cumbrian MP, Jamie Reed has warned that the Chancellor’s 2016 Budget has ignored the pressing need for investment in infrastructure and key services in Cumbria. The Budget contained no investment for the A595 and no support for the local NHS.  This comes as Copeland MP, Jamie Reed, wrote to the Chancellor prior to the … More BUDGET 2016: West Cumbria Has Been ‘Left Out and Let Down’

Infrastructure Investment Crucial for Cumbria

Following the publication of High Speed North, the latest report into the Northern Powerhouse by the National Infrastructure Commission, West Cumbrian MP, Jamie Reed has again insisted that significant investment in the road network in Cumbria is crucial for the county. The report contains only one reference to Cumbria and that is to reference Cumbria’s … More Infrastructure Investment Crucial for Cumbria

MP Makes the Case for West Cumbria Ahead of Budget

In advance of next week’s budget, Copeland MP, Jamie Reed has written to the Chancellor to make the case for greater investment in West Cumbria. In a comprehensive and wide-ranging letter to the Chancellor, the West Cumbrian MP outlines the challenges facing West Cumbria such as infrastructure, health care, and the cost of raising fuel … More MP Makes the Case for West Cumbria Ahead of Budget

A595 ‘Left Out’ of Government Road Strategy

West Cumbrian MP, Jamie Reed has spoken of his shock and disappointment that upgrading the A595 has been left out of the Government’s Northern Transport Strategy. The Copeland MP has long campaigned for investment in the A595 in order for West, South and North Cumbria to achieve the economic potential for the region.  Roads such … More A595 ‘Left Out’ of Government Road Strategy

Reed Calls on Government to Support West Cumbria

In advance of the State Opening of Parliament, where the Queen will set out the Government’s legislative agenda for the coming year, Copeland MP, Jamie Reed has warned that the Government should not legislate to thwart the ambitions of West Cumbria. The first Queen’s Speech since the General Election is expected to set the agenda … More Reed Calls on Government to Support West Cumbria