Will Lowestoft’s proposed Third River Crossing be in fact a Third Crossing or just another second one? Suffolk Liberal Democrats have obtained information, through FOI, questioning the credibility of promises made by the Conservatives, before the General Election on this matter.
Their concern is whether funding will go to create a sum total of three crossings or whether a smokescreen issued by the Conservatives hides plans to to remove Lowestoft’s Bascule Bridge, after the Third Crossing is built.
Having learned from an exchange between local MP, Peter Aldous, and a special advisor from the Department of Transport, that the cost of this feasibility study could be as high as £4-5 million, they also noted that the Prime Minister’s pre-election promise was for £2 million – less than half that amount.
“We are not the party of vested interests. We are a party that sees the best in people, not the worst; we’re the party that believes the role of government is to help us be the best we can be – no matter who we are or what is our background. That is it. That. Is. It!”
After a cleanly-fought battle between two excellent candidates and 27 hustings across the country, the Liberal Democrats have an inspirational new leader in Tim Farron, who declares himself “fed up of self-satisfied politicians, ambitious for themselves and unambitious for their country.”
Tim has had a working life outside politics AND is the first major party leader in 18 years to have been a councillor before becoming an MP (he’s represented constituents as Borough, District and County Councillor over 15 years), and sees Westminster as “only one brick in the governance of this country”. No Westminster bubble for him! Continue reading New LibDem leader – Tim Farron!→
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