The Tory manifesto promises to upgrade the A11 but that already happened – four months ago

The Conservatives released their manifesto today and in it, among their transport policies, is a promise to “upgrade key roads like the A11 and A47”. There’s one problem with this: the new A11 dual carriage opened four months ago.

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As they point out over at Eastern Daily Press, it looks like the Tories are promising a transport upgrade in their manifesto that’s already been completed.

In December of last year, the improvements to the nine mile long A11 (which amounted to £105million) were completed – as the government announced on their own website. The dual carriageway was even formally opened by David Cameron’s own Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin.

The Tories have yet to explain if this means they’re planning more works to the A11 but if not then this begs the question why they’re pledging to do something in their manifesto that’s already been done…

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