Political

Stephen Lloyd quits the government

The BBC reports:

Stephen Lloyd has resigned as parliamentary private secretary to the Energy Secretary Ed Davey over “vague promises” for road improvements.

He criticised the government’s “utterly lamentable” failure to fund improvements at an accident blackspot.

In a statement he said he felt Eastbourne had been “let down”.

A transport investment strategy announced on Monday did not include a proposal to increase capacity to ease traffic at the blackspot on the A27 between Lewes and Polegate in East Sussex…

“After all the work and cross-community effort by so many local residents and businesses, I am profoundly disappointed by the proposal put forward by the Department for Transport.

“There is a vague promise for some time in the future. This isn’t jam tomorrow, but more like the possibility of jam some time, if we’re lucky, in a few years.”

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