Jim McMahon responds to Government announcement on funding for pothole repairs
Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to a Government announcement on funding allocated to Local Authorities to repair potholes, said:
“The reality is there is an £11bn pothole backlog across the country which will take more than a decade to fix.
“Rehashed announcements from last year won’t repair our roads. The Government needs to recognise the scale of the problem and fund local services properly, not force councils into economically illiterate tax hikes.”