Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson and Sudell Ward Labour Action Te

Sudell Labour Action Team leader Patrick McKinley with Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson
Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson and Sudell Ward Labour Action Team leader Patrick McKinley say they are delighted with road repairs inMaghull and Aintree.

Many of the worst roads throughout the constituency are currently being resurfaced thanks to an extra £900,000 which was put in the budget by Sefton's Labour cabinet member for Technical Services, John Fairclough.

Bill said: "Maghull has been one of the main beneficiaries of Sefton Council's road repairs programme over the summer.

"This programme was funded by extra money which was provided by Labour Cllr John Fairclough to carry out repairs on the borough's roads following the cold spell earlier this year.

"After lots of lobbying by the Labour Action Teams as well as the parish councils, Aintree, Lydiate and Maghull have been the main beneficiaries of that budget.

"And let's remember that the last Labour Government put the money into Sefton Council's budget in the first place so that many of our worst roads can be repaired.

"Cabinet member for Technical Services Labour's Cllr John Fairclough has worked closely with the Labour Action Teams and it's good to see the areas of greatest need get the attention."

Sudell Ward Labour Action Team leader Patrick McKinley said the poor state of many roads in Maghull is one of the big issues for residents.

Patrick said: "As a resident of Sudell I know first hand just how bad some of the roads here are. And it is a concern shared by many other residents.

"It is an issue which comes up week after week on the doorsteps.  That is why I'm delighted that work has started on repairing many of the worst roads including the latest on Old Hall Road."

Bill Esterson said he would continue to lobby the government to make funding available for further road repairs in Sefton Central.

Bill added: "The Tory/Lib-Dem coalition government has made clear that there will be no budget made available for road repairs.

"However, I recently met with roads minister Mike Penning to push for money to be made available for Sefton Central and I will continue work to put pressure on this government to get the budget made available for road repairs as and when my constituents say they are needed."


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