The Liberal Democrats would use an ambitious £50 billion regional growth fund to invest in local projects.
The Liberal Democrats, who are fighting their campaign on a platform to Stop Brexit to build a brighter future, have earmarked £50 billion to reverse regional under-investment from the Conservatives.
This £50 billion ring-fenced by the party will go towards major, sustainable infrastructure projects, such as improving public transport, increasing the availability of charging points for electric vehicles and improving broadband access.
Lisa Nash, the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Stevenage Constituency said “it is vital our communities are not left at the back of the queue. Our constituency is not all affluent leafy Hertfordshire and we need to make sure we get our share of investments to address the issues that are important to us locally. Stephen McPartland, our former Tory MP, has not been fighting to get any of the funding that ought to be available to us. We need to stand up for our constituency and that’s what I’ll do.
“For far too long people have seen our area miss out on the investment it needs. Successive governments, both red and blue, have failed to listen to our local needs, neglected our public services and hung our community out to dry.
“People deserve better. It is vital that we are not left at the back of the queue.
“That is why the Liberal Democrats are prioritising an ambitious £50 billion regional growth fund. If elected, I will fight tooth and nail to make sure this money is invested in Stevenage – in the projects that are important to us in our town and villages. These could be things like housebuilding, rural services, walking and cycling routes, public transport and electrification.
“That is the brighter future our communities deserve, not the uncosted promises of the other parties.”
Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Ed Davey added:
“Any form of Brexit, whether red or blue, will make Britain’s economy weaker and people poorer.
“Neither Labour nor the Tories can square their spending promises today with the cost of Brexit. They are writing promises on cheques that will bounce.
“In contrast, every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit, build a brighter future and invest billions into our vital public services.”
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