Crewe and Nantwich MP, Dr Kieran Mullan, has wasted no time in pushing the new Prime Minister on Crewe’s strong bid to become the home of Great British Railways – asking her a question about it at her first Prime Minister’s Questions.
Kieran questioned Liz Truss about how the Government will continue ‘levelling up’ the regions of the UK, and put it to her that choosing Crewe for the GBR Headquarters would send a strong message of commitment to provide investment and growth to the places that need it the most.
Kieran’s question was followed by shouts of “give it to Crewe” from other backbenchers, clearly showing the wide support that Crewe’s bid has.
Kieran asked the question sporting a bandaged nose after sustaining an injury playing during 100 year anniversary celebrations at Crewe and Nantwich Rugby club during the weekend.
Kieran, asked “May I congratulate the Prime Minister on her appointment and tell her that I know my constituents want her to succeed at a difficult time? Outside the immediate challenges of energy and inflation, levelling up remains a priority for them.
“One way to demonstrate her commitment to levelling up would be to choose a town such as Crewe to host Great British Railways. Will she ensure that levelling up is at the heart of that decision?”
The Prime Minister, responded “Crewe is, of course, a great railway town—my hon. Friend is absolutely right. I am not going to prejudge the decision that will be made, but what I will be doing as Prime Minister is absolutely focusing on levelling up and making sure that we are attracting the investment and growth into parts of this country that have been left behind, so that they have their fair share of opportunity.”