Layla Moran following Roads Minister meeting: “Government need to drop the Expressway"
Following a meeting on Tuesday afternoon with Roads Minister Baroness Vere, Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, has said that “the Government need to be clear that they have scrapped the Expressway”.
Layla and the Liberal Democrats have campaigned for the major Oxford-Cambridge multi-lane road project to be scrapped, with hundreds of residents having signed a petition backing the move at the last general election.
Whilst the Conservative Government has ‘paused’ the Expressway, following a meeting this week with the minister responsible Layla said “although they have paused the project, they still won't commit to scrapping it fully”.
Layla said that was “incredibly disappointing” and that “residents must be listened to.”
Following the meeting, Layla said:
“The disastrous Oxford-Cambridge Expressway, proposed by the Conservatives, would blight our landscape, threaten our environment and harm biodiversity. Oxfordshire needs investment in sustainable transport, not more motorways.
“It was incredibly disappointing to hear that the Minister still won't make a clear statement that it has been scrapped.
“Given that it’s clear the Expressway remains a serious possibility, I’m calling on residents to make sure their voices are heard by signing our petition. We won’t stop campaigning until the Expressway is scrapped completely.
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