James Airey welcomes Education Secretary to Westmorland and boost in funding

Councillor James Airey, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale has welcomed the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson MP on a visit to South Lakeland today to talk about increased investment in schools and colleges. The Government has recently announced an extra £700 million for children with Special Educational Needs…

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James Airey welcomes extra flood prevention cash for Kendal

Councillor James Airey, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale, has welcomed the announcement that Kendal is to receive an extra £5 million in flood defence funding from the Government. The announcement by Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers means that the additional cash could now unlock an extra £6.8 million…

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James Airey welcomes £14 billion cash boost for schools

School children across Westmorland and Lonsdale are set to benefit from a record £14 billion of government funding, levelling up per pupil funding across the country so every child has access to a world class education. The cash boost will mean that every secondary school will receive a minimum of…

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Government boost to get rural communities better connected

Nicky Morgan, the Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched a £30 million UK-wide competition to see countryside communities better connected and help rural Britain seize the opportunities of 5G technology. The competition was launched as Ms Morgan announced a shake-up of planning laws to allow taller phone…

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Minister asked to look into council’s Storm Desmond repair delays

Councillor James Airey, the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale, has written to the Local Government Minister asking him to review Cumbria County Council’s management of £117.6 million provide by the Government for road and bridge repairs in the immediate aftermath of Storm Desmond. The call comes after days…

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James Airey welcomes Kendal Northern Access Route business case bid

Councillor James Airey, the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale, has welcomed news that Transport for North has submitted an application by Cumbria County Council for funding to develop of an Outline Business Case for a Kendal Northern Access Route. Commenting, James Airey said: “The last major bypass building…

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James Airey congratulates Boris on leadership victory

Councillor James Airey, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale, has given his congratulations to Boris Johnson on being elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party. James Airey said: “It was great to have Boris in the constituency during the campaign to meet local farmers, and it…

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