Geoffrey Cox, Member of Parliament for Torridge and West Devon, welcomed pupils from Holsworthy Community College and Shebbear College to Westminster on Friday 10 November 2015 to present the first stage of his Parliamentary Petition on rural roads to Number 10.
Joined by Torridge District Councillor and representative of Bradford Dangerous Roads Action Group, Cllr Philip Hackett, the group presented the first stage of the petition, which is aiming to secure government investment to improve the condition of roads across Torridge and West Devon.
The petition has so far secured more than 3,000 signatures, but the MP hopes to get many more over the coming weeks and is therefore encouraging his constituents to sign it if they have not already done so. The petition can be downloaded from www.geoffreycox.co.uk
Geoffrey said: “It was a privilege to welcome this group of local students here to Westminster today to show them how a parliamentary petition is presented, and to talk to them in greater detail about the political processes behind such a document.
“I continue to urge as many people as possible to sign this petition as we simply must get the necessary support behind it in order to make it a viable proposition in Parliament.
“I stressed this to the children visiting today in the hope that they will encourage their families and local communities to get involved. If we want to make a real difference to the condition of the roads in our local area then we must get as much support behind this as possible.”
The visiting schools also had the opportunity to look round Westminster as part of their trip.
(from a press release)