Coastal communities earn £1,600 less than those inland

Commenting on the news that average wages in coastal constituencies are £1,600 lower than inland areas,

Colin Martin, Prospective Liberal Democrat MP for SE Cornwall said:

The Government's own figures show that upgrading the dangerous A38 would create new jobs in South East Cornwall, but no funding or start-date has been agreed.

"These figures prove what everyone in Cornwall already knows: Economic growth under this Conservative Government has benefited London and the South East whilst coastal communities have got poorer. Our MP is quick to share statistics which show national average wages have risen, but has failed to secure the investment in education and transport which could help us to get our fair share of the benefits. Cornwall still receives below-average funding for schools and the A38 has not been included in the recent £25 billion package of roads to be upgraded by 2025, despite years of promises by our Conservative MP."

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