Devizes MP Claire Perry met the Chancellor, George Osborne, last week to discuss local investment priorities for the constituency.

The agenda included the importance of the extension of rail electrification from Newbury to Bedwyn starting in 2016.

Speaking after the meeting, Mrs Perry said: “Fast, frequent train services serving my constituency are really important to the local economy.

"I arranged a meeting with the chancellor to lobby for this investment to be brought forward so that electrification from Reading to Newbury can be completed sequentially.

"I was pleased that he understood the importance of this and he has asked me for further details. I will continue to work hard on securing investment for local projects.”