East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight has welcomed today’s announcement of the confirmation of £3.5 million in Government growth funding for the proposed Bridlington harbour and marina development.

The new money, which is part of a number of grants made to boost both jobs and growth across Yorkshire, was announced by the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Andrew Percy MP, who visited Bridlington last year at Sir Greg’s invitation.

Sir Greg, the MP for Bridlington, has previously made representations for the town to get Government backing for its new Marina project.

Sir Greg said: “This money will create 250 jobs and help to build the new infrastructure which will boost local tourism. Greg adds: “It shows that the Government is clearly backing Bridlington”!