MP for Corby and East Northants asks his first question at PMQs

Tom Pursglove at the election count
Tom Pursglove at the election count

Tom Pursglove has asked his first Prime Minister’s Question since being elected as Member of Parliament for Corby and East Northamptonshire earlier this year.

The MP’s question focused on Corby’s bid for an enterprise zone, the application for which is due to be submitted today (Friday).

I am a huge advocate of the need for infrastructure to accompany growth

Tom Pursglove MP

He was pleased that the Prime Minister agreed that areas taking significant housing growth should be rewarded with new jobs and infrastructure.

Tom said: “As I have said before, I am a huge advocate of the need for infrastructure to accompany growth.

“Corby is the fastest growing town in the UK, which is why I am keen, as the local MP, to make sure we have the schools, roads, hospitals, services and jobs that go with this.

“Furthermore, we should be proud of our local businesses and what they achieve, including Amaray, a plastics business which has designed a product, the DVD case, which is exported worldwide and Tata Steel, whose products can be seen on iconic British buildings such as the Wembley Arch and the Olympic Stadium.

“Many of my local campaigns have focused on saving public spaces and buildings, including the playing field at Oundle Primary School and Corby Magistrates’ Court.

“Going forward, I will continue to work hard to secure better provision for residents across Corby and East Northamptonshire.”