Government urged to do more to improve the condition of rural roads

Pupils from Holsworthy Community College and Shebbear College have helped present a rural roads petition to the Prime Minister.

They were joined at Number 10 by Torridge MP Geoffrey Cox, who is hoping to secure government investment to improve the condition of roads across his constituency.

The petition already has more than 3,000 signatures, but the MP hopes to get many more over the coming weeks.

Mr Cox said: "It was a privilege to welcome local students to Westminster to show them how a parliamentary petition is presented, and to talk to them in greater detail about the political processes behind such a document.

"I continue to urge as many people as possible to sign this petition as we must get the necessary support in order to make it a viable proposition in Parliament.

"If we want to make a real difference to the condition of the roads in our local area then we must get as much support as possible."

The petition can be downloaded at Geoffrey Cox's website.