Good news for Plymouth’s future today, as Labour commits to fund a study on extending the M5 from Exeter to Plymouth.

Neighbouring Labour MP Luke Pollard and I met with Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald MP in Westminster yesterday to make the clear business case and secure this commitment.

I’ve heard time and time again from businesses that the success of the south west economy will be boosted by enhancing the single road and rail route into the region.

I’m also pleased because in recent years we have seen the A38 close far too often because of accidents and poor design.

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