Since being elected, I have campaigned tirelessly to ensure that we finally address the issue of congestion on the A40.
I have met with Minsters, bringing the Secretary of State for Transport to the A40 to see the congestion for himself, and have been working with local councils and local transport groups to work on solutions to this long-running issue.
I presented a public petition to Parliament in December 2017 calling for action to address congestion on the A40 between Witney and Oxford, which was signed by thousands of local residents. I have also led a Parliamentary debate on A40 congestion, and contribute frequently to debates to raise the need for upgrades on the road.
In 2019, I was delighted to deliver £102m of central government funding for A40 upgrades - the largest investment in the A40 in a generation. This funding comes on top of £38 million of Government funding already secured for A40 improvements, with work set to commence in 2022.
This success is cause for massive celebration throughout West Oxfordshire, and I will continue to work closely with our local authorities as work progresses on delivering these important upgrades.