Matt Warman, Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Boston and Skegness, has supported the Boston Barrier project at its public inquiry.
"This will be the biggest investment of public money in Boston's history, delivered by a Conservative government. I was determined as an MP to ensure its safe passage, and I wanted to continue that service as a parliamentary candidate," said Matt.
Giving evidence in favour of the £100m barrier on Friday 5th May, Matt detailed that safety is the most important aspect of the project, and the barrier must safeguard life and property first and foremost. He made clear, however, that he would seek a firm commitment to subsequent work which would help unlock the economic potential of the river, encouraging more businesses to open or expand, and making the most of the opportunities brought to the town by tourism.
Matt said, “I have supported the project since before the 2015 General Election, so it was very important to me to attend the public inquiry and continue to put forward the case for a barrier which will protect residents in the wider Boston area. I know that the vast majority of local residents agree with me that this investment in the town is long overdue, and I hope that the inquiry will also reach this verdict.”