COLNE Valley MP Jason McCartney has spoken out for Yorkshire at the House of Commons.
He met a number of other Yorkshire Conservative MPs to discuss how they might address key needs for the region under the new coalition government.
Subjects for discussion included the future of Yorkshire Forward, the work of Business Link, the desire for stronger links with local authorities and the need to ensure Yorkshire receives a fair share of funding from Whitehall.
Mr McCartney said:“Despite having a significant number of Yorkshire MPs sitting in Cabinet in the last Labour Government, I did not believe our region fared particularly well in comparison with many other parts of the country, including the South East and, closer to home, the North West.
“We are not seeking favouritism for Yorkshire, but a fair deal for everyone who lives here. And for the record, that is what I believe we will get under the new Coalition Government.
“But Yorkshire Conservative MPs must play their full part in advising ministers, suggesting policies that best fit Yorkshire and pointing out where particular action is required.”