Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, today asked new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ‘focus on the future of seaside towns.’
Speaking following the PM’s initial statement to the House, Drax said, “I welcome my right hon. Friend to his post; I so welcome his enthusiasm. Would he come down to our seaside towns, which desperately need love and investment? He would be most welcome to come personally. May I ask him to keep a focus on the future of seaside towns and the vital role they play in our communities?”
Mr Johnson replied, “I thank my hon. Friend. He is totally right to focus on seaside towns and coastal communities because too often they have been forgotten, as has their infrastructure. This new Government’s programme is to unite this country with infrastructure, better education and technology to bring opportunity not just to cities around the country, but to rural and coastal communities as well.
“I welcome the Prime Minister’s understanding of the very particular problems facing our coastal communities,“ says Drax. “They are indeed often left behind, lacking resources and input. Good transport links, adequate infrastructure and increased inward investment will make them shine as they should. As soon as the Prime Minister is able to visit, I will gladly welcome him to South Dorset to see for himself what is needed.”