COTSWOLD MP has spoken in an adjournment debate calling for the upgrading of a road, and rail improvements, to help prevent Cotswold congestion.

Member of Parliament for the Cotswolds, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, spoke in an A40 adjournment debate.

In a statement to the Journal, the MP said: "I was grateful to Robert Courts MP to intervene in his adjournment debate on congestion on the A40.

"I made the point that the A40 is an important arterial road leading from Wales, Cheltenham and Gloucester through the Cotswolds to Oxford.

"I therefore support Robert’s plea for the £180 million funding to upgrade the road.

"I made the further point that one way to relieve congestion on this road would be to improve the number of trains and speed on the Cotswold Line by continuing the doubling of the track from Charlbury to Oxford.”

There have been several incidents on the road in recent years including in October last year when two died after a crash on a section of the road in Whitchurch .