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Ed Davey : Queen’s Speech shows conservatives are neglecting Rural Communities

by Jackie Porter on 11 May, 2022

Jackie says: Nothing about fast broadband, better connectivity online and much cheaper rural public transport are desperately needed for rural communities to thrive.
It shows how far the London Conservative bubble is from their rural voters: Oil heating and LPG cooking fuel is common in rural areas too, but none of this has been addressed in any of the grant schemes to reduce cost of living.
Responding to the Queen’s Speech, Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey said:“This Queen’s Speech does nothing to help the millions of families and pensioners facing soaring bills and eye watering inflation. The Conservatives have failed to deliver a cut to VAT that would have saved families an average of £600, failed to help pensioners and failed to help the most vulnerable in our society.

“The Conservatives are continuing to neglect rural communities. There was nothing in these plans to support farmers on the brink, to tackle soaring ambulance waiting times and GP shortages, or to stop the dumping of filthy sewage into our river and seas.“

It shows a Prime Minister refusing to listen to the clear message sent by voters at last week’s local elections who are fed up of being taken for granted by this Conservative Government.”
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