Let me know your views on local transport and infrastructure

Dear Resident,

Transport and infrastructure are two of the most important issues to people in Cheadle and among the most common issues that local residents contact me about. Nationally, the government is committed to the Northern Powerhouse, having allocated over £3.4billion to the region to promote growth and investment in infrastructure. The government has also supported the creation of Transport for the North, and plan to invest a record £13billion.

We have made progress when it comes to local infrastructure in Cheadle, with the A6 to Manchester Airport relief road being funded by the last Conservative led government. This is a much needed major investment which, when completed will provide relief to commuters.

However, there is more to be done, and since being elected I have repeatedly pressed for a solution to the problem of congestion at the A34/A560 Gatley junction. I have questioned the Prime Minster, held a debate in Parliament on transport infrastructure in South Manchester, met with Government Ministers to press for funding, and met with the Interim Mayor, Transport for Greater Manchester and senior officers at the Council. Rest assured, this remains high on my list of priorities, and I will continue to press the relevant parties to keep the issue on the agenda.

On transport too, while Cheadle has suffered from reduced bus services, the Bus Services Bill which I have backed in Parliament seeks to give more power to local authorities to make buses more accessible through initiatives such as smart ticketing and live timetables. I look forward to seeing the benefits of these new powers in Cheadle.

All of these initiatives point towards a chance to revolutionise transport and infrastructure in Greater Manchester. I have always used my voice in Parliament to speak up for the people of Cheadle, and this is why I am asking for your views on what more you would like to see done locally. Please let me know your priorities and ideas for our area by completing the survey overleaf.

Best Wishes,

Mary Robinson

Member of Parliament for Cheadle