MAY IN WHISTLE STOP VISIT
Mrs May met over 200 business leaders and party activists in a 1-hour event talking about Brexit, air transport links from Newquay to London, roads and railways – in a bid to boost the local economy post-Brexit.
Mrs May said her visit to the far South West was about “spreading the UK’s wealth across the whole country” and would prove a bonus for traditionally hard-to-reach areas like Plymouth, Devon, and Cornwall.
The Prime Minister reaffirmed her resolve that ‘Brexit means Brexit’ and members of Parliament must not thwart the will of the British people that voted to leave the EU.
Mrs May took questions from the floor and Mr Hutchins asked her a question regarding student learners being counted in immigration figures?
“Foreign students like other countries are included in overall net migration and our aim is to get sustainable levels of migration numbers that are impacting on local services across the UK,” she said.
The Prime Minister said she was determined to do much more to connect Devon and Cornwall to the rest of the country by rail and road, and boosting jobs and tourism in the area.
Mr Kelway, said: “I didn’t get the chance to discuss my question for more help and support for micro businesses in Plymouth from central government – and will forward a more detailed letter to Downing Street and Oliver Colvile MP