Transport That Works For Everyone

One of my top priorities is making sure that our local transport network receives the investment that it needs to make your journey easier, quicker, and safer.

This year I have worked to support numerous different projects including:

Regenerating Our Town Centres

In my recent survey, over 70% of residents said that regenerating our towns is a priority. That’s why I work with traders and local business groups in all of our towns to promote our high streets and to support new jobs and investment.

Over the past 12 months I have:

Protecting Against Flooding

After the devastating flood in 2015, I tirelessly lobbied the PM and Chancellor to ensure that our community received the support that it required. As a result of this, our area received a flood support package in excess of £100 million.

Some recent developments include:

Local Plan Update

Calderdale's Local Development Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State in January 2019, following its approval by Labour and Liberal Councillors last year.

Transport that works for everybody

Good transport links are vital to the Calder Valley. That’s why we are investing in our travel network. This includes a £22 million investment for a new train station in Elland.

Regenerating our high streets

In my recent survey, over 70% of residents said regeneration in our towns is a priority. For this reason I’m hosting a regeneration forum – to let residents and businesses explain what they want to see.

Protecting against flooding

After relentless lobbying, I secured over £100 million from the Government for flood support and prevention work in Calder Valley. The work has already begun: widening river channels, creating new and improved flood walls, and implementing upland management schemes.

Securing your pension

We must ensure pensioners continue to get a good deal. By securing the Triple Lock, pensions are protected and guaranteed to increase every year by the higher of inflation, average earnings or a minimum of 2.5%.

Supporting businesses and creating new jobs

Business and employment is continuing to thrive in the Calder Valley. We’ve brought the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers here to promote and discuss policy with our local businesses.