MP Peter Bone answers your questions

MP for  Wellingborough and  Rushden Peter Bone
MP for Wellingborough and Rushden Peter Bone

The Telegraph teamed up with Wellingborough and Rushden MP Peter Bone for an online question and answer session.

We received dozens of questions and Mr Bone managed to reply to most of them in the allotted two hours – if you didn’t get an answer you can {mailto:|email him|} your question.

Here is a selection of the topics discussed – for more search for #askpeterbone on Twitter.

From Jack Rickard: “Why is the Govt insistent on HS2 when Britain needs to open up all the railways to stop the congestion?”

Mr Bone: “We’re investing more in existing railway than is planned for HS2 (Midland Mainline being electrified) #HS2Sceptic.”

From A A J Wright: “How can Mr Bone justify his support for Rushden Lakes when other town centres in his constituency continue to suffer?”

Mr Bone: “I’ve never known so much support for a development. Rushden Lakes will bring people into the area and boost local town centres!”

From John Keogh: “Do you agree that the latest budget confirms the Tory party’s disinterest in young people?”

Mr Bone: “R Lakes would provide 00s of jobs for young people – youngest cllr ever was Tory @VotePursglove, now #CorbyEN PPC!”

From Vivien Chettle: “Are there any plans for a bypass on the Irchester side of Rushden to link the A6 and the A45?”

Mr Bone: “@VotePursglove and I are campaigning to improve Chowns Mill and dual rest of the A45 – will petition p’ment soon.”

From @howabouthonesty: “How can you look after your constituents when you live in London?”

Mr Bone: “I have lived in Rushden since 1999 – no better place to live.”

From Paul Downing: “Why did you vote to downgrade my local hospital which many in your constituency use?”

Mr Bone: “Did not! working with other local MPs to expand A&E at KGH. Also campaigning for Urgent Care Centre at Isebrook.”

From ‏@Politics_NN: “Given your well known views on most issues why don’t you just stand for UKIP?”

Mr Bone: “I’ve been a Tory since I was 15 – UKIP cannot deliver. Will continue to push for Tory values!”