Huge Black Hole in Tory Pothole Funding for Warwickshire


Elizabeth Adams and the local Liberal Democrats, have blasted local Conservative's for letting down Warwickshire, as figures unveiled in Parliament show, that cash to fix our roads has been slashed.

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This cut comes after the Chancellor promised an extra 'Pothole Fund'. However parliamentary analysis shows that in Warwickshire pothole maintenance funding has still been cut by £246,000. The ‘Pothole Fund’ doesn't plug the gap and Warwickshire will lose out.

Nationally, the shortfall in cash is £25 million.

Elizabeth Adams said: "The Conservative party are just not delivering on a number of key issues. Their local record on road and traffic issues has been appalling.

"Fixing our roads and delivering for Warwickshire is a key priority. Millions of drivers pay tax through the nose for awful roads that are a danger to drivers. This is especially important in rural communities, where many of our residents have no choice but to drive to get around.”

Baroness Dorothy Thornhill, Liberal Democrat Local Government spokesperson added: "The government have trumpeted the pothole funding but our analysis shows a massive black hole.

"The Conservatives put out a lot of press releases on this but deliver much, much less.

"We are facing 'Pot Hole Britain'. Our drivers deserve better. It is, frankly, a national embarrassment.”

The Governments pothole funding announcement with 2015/16, 2016/17 and the Pothole funding announced by the Chancellor is here

 

 


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