Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley urges Prime Minister to reconsider controversial A14 toll plan

Suffolk MPs met with Prime Minister David Cameron earlier this month to discuss plans for a toll on part of the A14
Suffolk MPs met with Prime Minister David Cameron earlier this month to discuss plans for a toll on part of the A14
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Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley brought the fight against controversial plans to toll part of the A14 to the Prime Minister once again this week.

During Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr Ruffley warned David Cameron that Suffolk residents and businesses are ‘increasingly fearful that the proposed A14 road toll will put them at a competitive disadvantage with other counties.”

He asked: “Can I urge the Prime Minister to seriously reconsider this toll?”.

Mr Cameron said he would take the views of the county into consideration before a decision is made.

The Government plans to toll part of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon to help fund £1.5 billion in improvements to the trunk road.

Earlier this month, Mr Ruffley and other Suffolk MPs met with Mr Cameron to voice their concerns about the move. Last week, he joined South Suffolk MP Tim Yeo and Therese Coffey and Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey to press their case with Chancellor George Osbourne.