Tuesday 17 January 2017 / 10:18 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

More evidence rural communities have been left behind by Tories – Rachael Maskell

Rachael
Maskell MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary for the Environment, Food and Rural
Affairs
,
commenting on a study by campaign group Rural
England, said:

“This
is yet more evidence that rural communities have been left behind by this Tory
Government.

“It’s
particularly disturbing that poor transport links are having such a detrimental
impact on access to health care and employment support. But it’s also clear
that the lack of infrastructure in rural areas, including broadband and mobile
access, is blocking access to vital services across the board.

“Rural
communities will rightly expect the Government to answer tough questions about
what’s being done to deal with these issues, especially in light of this new
evidence of just how badly Tory policies are failing to deliver for them.