TATTON MP Esther McVey has made the case for improving the Mid Cheshire Line in Parliament today, November 25.

The Conservative spoke out about transport issues in her constituency, insisting money earmarked for HS2 would be better spent on trains and buses in the community.

In a debate about infrastructure in the north, she repeated the call for investment in the Chester to Manchester railway line, telling Government 'we have been talking about it year after year' with MPs working cross party and raising the issue – but action was now needed.

Ms McVey told MPs: "As for HS2 the cost is like a runaway train. The government is focussed on this single line and overlooking local lines so desperately needed.

"For instance people commuting from Knutsford [and Northwich] to Manchester off-peak are waiting for a train at the moment for two hours.

"It is one hour on-peak and we were promised when the franchise was bid for we would have two trains an hour – not two a minute, but an hour, not a lot to ask for, not a huge amount of investment just two trains an hour.”

Ms McVey also made the case for improved bus services and reliable broadband at a time when Government has promised to 'level up' across the UK.

She added: “It is hard to find a bus route and a bus in Tatton at the moment, people are crying out for buses.

"And while I know during the Covid period they are not necessarily on buses, they are going to be and we cannot get around from Wilmslow to Handforth and then travelling further afield."