Better road, rail service and broadband

I am campaigning for investment in our roads, rail service and broadband. Improving our infrastructure can help to bring more businesses and jobs to the constituency and help our day to day lives run more smoothly.

On the railway I am campaigning to bring electrification of the midland mainline further north to Market Harborough, so that we get more of the benefits of electrification (quieter starting, less pollution) once new “bi-mode” trains arrive in the coming years. I’ll continue to press for full electrification. I’m also pressing for further improvements Market Harborough station. And I’m working to make sure we get more services and in the forthcoming rail franchise. 

On the roads I have been making the case for upgrades to the A6, and I am often in contact with the county council about potholes – please get in touch if you have a problem.


Neil welcomes plans to fully electrify the Midland Mainline

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, has welcomed the news today that the Midland Mainline will be electrified in full. It has also been announced that work will begin by the end of this year to electrify the line between Kettering and Market Harborough.

Neil welcomes local broadband investment

People across Harborough are set to benefit from a lightning-fast broadband boost, as 118,400 homes and businesses in Leicestershire and Warwickshire are set to get access to the fastest broadband speeds on the market thanks to the Conservative Government’s £5 billion plan to level up internet ac

Neil welcomes news of extra bike space at station

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough has welcomed confirmation from the Rail Minister, Andrew Jones MP, that Market Harborough Railway Station will benefit from 100 extra bike spaces.

Neil asks Transport Secretary about A6 funding

Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough asked Transport Secretary, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, a question in Parliament about funding for improvements to the A6 in Kibworth.

The question and answer can be found below: