HOW SMOOTH ARE THE ROADS IN STAFFORDSHIRE?

Wednesday, 18th December 2013

HOW SMOOTH ARE THE ROADS IN STAFFORDSHIRE?

Staffordshire County Council deputy leader Ian Parry at a full council meeting has recently said: “Staffordshire’s roads are so smooth you can kneel down and kiss the tarmac and say ‘thank you Tories’ for clearing up our mess’. They are so smooth you can play pool on them.”

The comments were made as opposition councillors quizzed bosses on spending on the county’s highways.

He then went on to say: “In the last four years the authority had to ‘clear up the mess’ left by the previous Labour administration.”

The boasts made by Ian Parry prompted laughter around the chamber in the County Buildings.

Councillor Mark Winnington, cabinet member for economy and infrastructure, said the council had spent £160 million on the highways. He said: “When the opposition was in power the roads were in a horrendous state. We invested £160m to put right the wrongs. We spent £160m to get the roads in a state where we can cut the funding down because we have got them in a better state.”

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