I was very interested to learn last week that Transport for the West Midlands are bringing forward their plans to create a new, high-speed ‘Sprint’ bus route between Solihull, the city centre, and the airport.
One of the things at very heart of British democracy is our sense of fair play. Unlike elections in some other countries, such as the United States, we have always imposed reasonable limits on what campaigns can do and spend during elections.
When I’m down in Westminster, I also try to brave the London traffic and cycle into work at the Houses of Parliament. There’s no doubt that it can be a hair-raising experience on occasion. That’s why I’m so pleased that the Government is taking action to make our roads safer for cyclists.
Something that has really been driven home to me in my work in Westminster is how quickly new technology can completely transform a market or part of life. From pensions and lending to fraud and financial education, innovation can quickly leave regulation behind.
One of the things I have tried to do as a Member of Parliament is stand up for Britain’s millions of motorists. Not only is Solihull a proud car-making town, but things like fuel prices and car taxes impact a huge number of families and businesses alike.