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Mark Spencer : Delighted by Government's pledge on road repair funding


By Mark Spencer


Mark Spencer
Mark Spencer

This month I have had a lot to report back on in my various newsletters and articles, and it is always good to be busy.

In my last column I talked about Labour’s position on Brexit, and that is something that I think is really important as we move towards the May elections.

Having been all over the place for so long, Labour has finally settled on a position that will be bad for the United Kingdom.

I do not want to hand them power at any level at the local elections, and will be making that case as strongly as possible.

Closer to home, as I recently mentioned in my e-newsletter, I am delighted that after I met with Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling, his department pledged £1.6m of central Government funding to help repair Nottinghamshire’s roads.

The state of the roads is something that constituents regularly contact me about, and I am always raising it with colleagues at the Department of Transport.

I know that many of my hardworking constituents, who drive to and from work every day, are frustrated about the fact that potholes are constantly causing damage to their vehicles, which can result in costly repairs.

Now I will be fighting to ensure that Sherwood’s share of that money is delivered.

I was delighted to welcome former Labour councillors Lee Anderson and Chris Baron to the Conservatives back in March.

As far as they are concerned, it is not so much that they left the Labour Party, but rather that the Labour Party has left them.

I am looking forward to working with them to ensure that taxpayers in my constituency get the best value from their local services, and ensuring that local infrastructure is able to keep up to speed with the pace of change.

I continue to meet residents to hear their concerns about their neighbourhood, and would always encourage constituents to get in touch with my office if they have any concerns that they want to raise with me at a surgery.



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