THE MP for Clwyd South has called on the UK Government to upgrade major trunk roads and improve railway journey times on the Welsh-English border.

Simon Baynes raised the issue of upgrading the A483 and A5, which run from Chester to Swansea and London to Holyhead via the Denbighshire constituency, during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons Chamber on Wednesday, October 7.

He welcomed the Union Connectivity Review had been launched by the UK Government to review transport across the UK over the coming months and hopes it will identify improvements that need to be made on the trunk roads and to railway infrastructure.

Boris Johnson replied: "I know the A483/A5 connection well, and Sir Peter [Hendy CBE, who is leading the review] will certainly look at that scheme and many others in his Union connectivity review.”

Mr Baynes said later: “The Prime Minister knows our area and Clwyd South very well, not least from his time as the former Parliamentary Candidate for Clwyd South," said Mr Baynes.

"I am pleased that my mention of the need for a cut in railway journey times in North Wales and an upgrade to the A483/A5 received such a positive response and I look forward to seeing how the Union Connectivity Review progresses in the coming months.”