Labour Party pledges to repair a million potholes a year

The Labour Party has promised to make funding available to councils to repair a million potholes a year if it comes to power next month.

Addressing the issues of potholes and high insurance premiums were key pledges of its ‘Plan for Drivers’ which has been introduced after the Conservative Party positioned itself on the side of motorists by committing to scrap ULEZ and crack down on parking companies.

Shadow Transport Secretary Louse Haigh said:

“The Conservatives have left Britain’s roads plagued with potholes and have sat back as car insurance costs have spiralled out of control. Labour is the only party truly on the side of drivers. Our plan will fix up to a million more potholes every year, saving drivers hundreds of pounds in lower repair costs, and will crack down on soaring car insurance costs.”

Motor insurance

It said it will call on the Competitions and Markets Authority and Financial Conduct Authority to investigate insurance practices that may unfairly penalise people according to where they live.

ABI Director of general insurance Policy Mervyn Skeet said: Supporting drivers and taking clear, practical steps to help tackle the costs behind motor insurance premiums and improve road safety is something that we are entirely committed to.

“We support the Labour Party’s ‘Plan for Drivers’, which closely aligns with the steps we’ve set out in our 10-point Roadmap, including efforts to combat vehicle theft and support the repair sector – where the industry has seen substantial increases in claims costs. We look forward to working with any future government to accelerate our efforts and help drivers access suitable insurance.”