Derby Road on the agenda with Lee Rowley and the new transport secretary

The MP for North East Derbyshire's been raising issues surrounding transport links in our patch with Grant Shapps.

Lee Rowley, Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire, has met with the new Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, to continue talks about congestion on the Derby Road, the Staveley bypass and HS2.


The Transport Secretary committed to continue working with Lee to improve many of the transport issues that are raised with the Member of Parliament on a regular basis.


Lee Rowley commented: “It was great to speak to the Transport Secretary to reinforce the need to continue working on some of the most pressing issues in North East Derbyshire.


“Over recent months I’ve been working with the Government on funding for a possible Staveley bypass, on a congestion solution for Derby Road and on holding HS2 to account, particularly around ensuring the Chesterfield Canal regeneration can continue.


“Grant Shapps is still new to the role of Transport Secretary and was willing to hear all about these issues and how we can work together to sort out transport concerns in North East Derbyshire.”


Lee Rowley previously met with two Government ministers to push the case for the Staveley bypass. 


Since being elected in 2017, one of Lee’s top priorities has also been to help tackle congestion on the Derby Road – one of the most congested A-roads in the East Midlands.


Earlier in the year, Lee launched a survey with the former Transport Secretary, in North East Derbyshire, to gauge residents’ views on the Derby Road congestion south of Chesterfield. The results are currently being collated and will be published later in the year.


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