Jim McMahon – 2021 Comments on Pothole Repair Funds

The comments made by Jim McMahon, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, on 15 February 2021.

The reality is there is an £11bn pothole backlog across the country which will take more than a decade to fix.

Rehashed announcements from last year won’t repair our roads. The Government needs to recognise the scale of the problem and fund local services properly, not force councils into economically illiterate tax hikes.