THE MP for Clwyd South highlighted the need for improvements to one of the region’s busiest roads before the Prime Minister earlier this week.

Simon Baynes MP spoke about the need for an upgrade to the A483 and A5 stretch of road running from Wrexham to Oswestry at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

He also called for an improvement to railway journey times in North Wales.

Mr Baynes praised the recently-announced Union Connectivity Review, chaired by Sir Peter Hendy, which was commissioned by the Prime Minister and will review transport connections across the UK.

In response, the Prime Minister said: “I thank my Hon. Friend, who represents a constituency that I once fought for—he represents it well, but I do not think I fought for it very well.

“I know the A483/A5 connection well, and Sir Peter [Hendy CBE, who is leading the review] will certainly look at that scheme and many others in his Union connectivity review.”

Mr Baynes said that his constituents in Clwyd South would welcome improvements to railway journey times in North Wales and an upgrade to the A483/A5, before asking the Prime Minister if he agreed that the review demonstrates the UK Government’s commitment to building back better in a strong United Kingdom.

Speaking later, Mr Baynes added: “The Prime Minister knows our area and Clwyd South very well, not least from his time as the former parliamentary candidate for Clwyd South.

“I am pleased that my mention of the need for a cut in railway journey times in North Wales and an upgrade to the A483/A5 received such a positive response and I look forward to seeing how the Union Connectivity Review progresses in the coming months.”