LETTER: Positive role

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When it comes to the argument over the A27, the Tories just can’t stop repeating the lies about Labour policy which they used to try to frighten people away from voting Labour across the coastal constituencies in the General Election.

Here we are two months on, and George Osborne and Tim Loughton are still telling people that Labour wanted to “cancel improvements to the A27” as reported in your A27 investigation in last week’s Herald (June 25).

At the time these lies first surfaced back in April, Labour categorically denied them. We couldn’t have made it clearer.

Our statement read: “Labour intends to go ahead with the works on A27 with the exception of the specific Arundel bypass – this is due to cut through a National Park and so raises a number of environmental issues that need to be resolved before we give this one section of road improvement the go-ahead.”

Worthing Labour welcomes the formation of a steering group to look again at ways the flow of traffic along the A27 through Worthing can be improved.

We particularly welcome the fact that councillor Tom Wye, who will chair the group, has not repeated the lies about Labour policy and has clearly set out with a positive and open view of involving the whole community in discussions on this important issue. Worthing Labour looks forward to playing a full, active and positive role in those discussions through the steering group and elsewhere to ensure we get the improvements to the A27 that will meet the needs of the community and all those using the road.

Jim Deen

Worthing Labour

Harrow Road

Worthing

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