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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:25 am on 4th February 2021.

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Photo of Dehenna Davison Dehenna Davison Conservative, Bishop Auckland 11:25 am, 4th February 2021

Last night, in a very rare occurrence, I took a leaf out of the book of Jeremy Corbyn and asked local residents what they wanted me to ask the Leader of the House about. After some great suggestions, an issue raised multiple times was the Toft Hill bypass, a much needed bypass to the A68 that will help to alleviate traffic issues and greatly improve road safety near Toft Hill Primary School. In Transport questions last week, the Transport Secretary told me that he came armed with information about the Toft Hill bypass, but I threw him a curveball by asking about a different local transport issue. However, knowing now how incredibly keen the Transport Secretary is on the future success of this bypass, will the Leader of the House ask him to meet me and local stakeholders to discuss how best to move the project forward?