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Emma Hardy MP pushes Transport Ministers over Castle Street

Emma Hardy, MP for Hull West and Hessle, has this week met with two Transport Ministers to discuss the Castle Street development.

Emma met with Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport and Jesse Norman, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport to press home that there should be no more delays to the development and that the building of a permanent bridge should be brought forward.

Emma reiterated that the project has been delayed repeatedly since it was first mooted in 1989 and asked for the Government to write to Highways England.

Emma’s advocacy on behalf of her constituents has led the Government to promise to meet with Highways England next week. Emma will be speaking to the Secretary of State next week to follow up on the meeting.

Emma said: “I arranged this meeting because I wanted the Government to take the concerns of my constituents over Castle Street seriously. It took some time and required me to raise a point of order in the House of Commons, but I feel that progress is being made. The Secretary of State has told me that he will be meeting with Highways England next week and draw attention to the concerns I have raised with him. I will be talking to the Secretary of State again next week to follow up on the meeting and constituents should rest assured that I won’t stop pressing the government on this issue until work has been completed.”

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