Scottish support for A1 bid

Prime Minister David Cameron,  Anne Marie Trevelyan near the A1, north of Morpeth.
Prime Minister David Cameron, Anne Marie Trevelyan near the A1, north of Morpeth.

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has received support from a Scottish minister for her campaign to complete the dualling of the A1 between London and Edinburgh.

Anne-Marie, founder and director of the “Dual the A1 Campaign” received backing from the Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell.

A £290 million investment package to dual the A1 from Newcastle to Ellingham and for other major improvements and safety works further north towards the border were announced by Prime Minister David Cameron in December.

Dual the Al campaigners celebrated that news vowed to “see the job through” and continue to campaign for full dualling of the remaining 25 miles as far as Berwick.

Speaking in the House of Commons during Scottish Questions last week, Anne-Marie said: “The Secretary of State will know that my Dual the A1 campaign has achieved committed funding from this Government of £290 million for the 13 miles of dualling towards the Scottish border.

“I will need cross-border support to build the economic case for the remaining 35 miles to complete the dualling between London and Edinburgh”

In response David Mundell said that he and John Lamont, the MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, on the other side of the border, fully support the campaign.