In The News

A selection of recent articles featuring our Rural Fair Share campaign, as reported by national, regional and local media.

Header-Logo-RuralFairShareNew chairman for Rural Fair Share campaign
21 July 2017
St Austell and Newquay MP Steve Double has been appointed chairman of the influential Rural Fair Share Campaign group. (rsnonline)


Header-Logo-RuralFairShareFivefold rise in rural services grant
14 February 2017
THE government has announced a fivefold increase in its Rural Services Delivery Grant from £15.5m to £80.5m. (rsnonline)


Header-Logo-RuralFairShareLocal Government Funding: Rural Areas
11 January 2016
MPs hold a backbench business debate on fairer funding for rural communities and local government. (Hansard)


Header-Logo-RuralFairShareStop robbing our countryside to pay for the cities
14 December 2015
Struggling rural areas still get less funding per head than urban centres. The Government must right this historic wrong, says Graham Stuart. (Daily Telegraph)


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mlinson MP backs Rural Fair Share campaign
27 June 2015
Michael Tomlinson, MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole, has called for a fairer deal for hard-pressed rural communities. (Blackmore Vale Magazine)


Header-Logo-RuralFairShareEast Sussex MPs call for ‘fair deal’ for rural communities
27 June 2015
Three East Sussex MPs have joined the call for a ‘fair deal’ for countryside communities across England. (Hastings Observer)


Header-Logo-RuralFairShareTaunton MP Rebecca Pow made patron of Rural Fair Share campaign
13 June 2015
The hard-pressed rural community in Taunton Deane has a new backer fighting its corner. (Somerset Gazette)


Header-Logo-RuralFairShareLocal MP leads Rural Fair Share delegation to the Treasury
20 January 2015
Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart has taken the case for fairer funding of rural Local Government to Treasury Minister Priti Patel MP. (HU12 Online)


Header-Logo-RuralFairShareMPs fight for fair rural funding after Government knock-back
10 January 2014
Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs have continued to pile pressure on the Government over rural communities being short-changed. (Western Morning News)


Header-Logo-RuralFairShareRural Councils ‘not getting fair share of funding’
16 December 2013
Chancellor George Osborne has admitted rural councils struggle to get a fair share of funding. (Central Somerset Gazette)


Header-Logo-RuralFairShareMP backs Rural Fair Share campaign
6 November 2013
North Dorset MP Bob Walter submitted a petition to the House of Commons backing the Rural Fair Share campaign. (Salisbury Journal)


Header-Logo-RuralFairSharePeople urged to sign petition for fairer rural funding
30 September 2013
Rural campaigners have until today Monday to sign a petition to end years of under-funding for Westcountry councils and secure a better deal for rural areas. (Express and Echo)


Header-Logo-RuralFairShareJames Gray appointed parliamentary patron of Rural Fair Share campaign
26 June 2012
North Wiltshire MP James Gray has been appointed a Parliamentary Patron of the Rural Fair Share campaign. (Swindon Advertiser)