Conservatives have neglected “roads across Surrey and let the community pay the price” say Lib Dems

28 Jun 2024
Will Forster outside Surrey County Council

- Liberal Democrats promise £300m investment to fix roads. 

- The party will give councils more money to fix potholes by redirecting some of the road-building budget.

Freedom of Information Requests conducted by the Lib Dems show that people across Surrey have waited up to 145 days for potholes to be fixed in this Parliament.

The Liberal Democrats have set out new proposals to fix Surrey’s roads

The party has set out a national £300 million plan that will see investment to fix potholes over the next Parliament, which could equate to around 1.2 million potholes being filled each year.

Data reveals that in the 12 months between 2021/22 there were 43,191 potholes across the county, some being left for 145 days before being fixed.

The Liberal Democrats would redirect some of the money in the existing budget for new roads to local councils to ensure road maintenance and improvements are properly funded.

Will Forster, Leader of Surrey Lib Dems and parliamentary candidate for Woking said:

“The Conservatives have driven us to a desperate place - roads are crumbling and motorists are suffering as a result. 

“It isn’t fair on families across Surrey to be paying the price for this shambolic Conservative Government, who have completely failed to maintain our roads.

“The Conservatives have overseen cuts to our transport network, maintenance works delays and the decline in the state of our roads across the board. For all of their lip service to motorists, it's clear the Conservatives do not care about drivers in Surrey. 

“Only the Liberal Democrats have a real plan to fix the state of our roads by giving the money to local councils, who know their roads and are best placed to fix them.”

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