East Sussex MP Maria Caulfield has been elected as chair of the A27 Reference Group.
The group – first created by East Sussex County Council in 2014 - brings together Members of Parliament, Council Chief Executives and County, District and Borough Council Leaders from across the County of East Sussex, focusing on bringing about improvements to the A27/A259 corridor.
Welcoming the announcement, the MP for Lewes, Polegate and Seaford said, “I am hugely grateful to have been given this position.
“Improvement to infrastructure is something I remain fully committed to, and the A27 has a large part to play in that.
“During my membership of the group I have continued to demonstrate my support for the improvement of the A27.
“This would result in a faster and more effective road link between Lewes and Eastbourne, meaning easier journeys for my constituents, as well as those from neighbouring areas.
“As a group, we have requested more money from central Government in order to make this a reality, and I expect to be able to provide further details on this in the coming weeks.”