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Closed petition Increase funding for the repair and resurfacing of roads

The Government takes billions a year from road users. We deserve better investment in road maintenance, not simply waiting for potholes to appear then filling them.

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Many roads need resurfacing to provide better, safer conditions for all road users. The Government should increase funding for this.

Road surfaces in many areas are a disgrace and not becoming of a supposedly developed leading world economy.

Potholes are an obvious danger to all road users but our roads need much more than the sticking plaster of pothole repair, much of which takes an age to be undertaken.

Nor is it simply about safety; there is a total lack of civic pride. Improving roads could help improve wellbeing by reducing stress. Invest more of the billions of pounds of revenue taken from road users into road infrastructure.

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Potholes and highway maintenance: MP wants to hear from you

On Wednesday 24 April, Anthony Mangnall MP will lead a debate in Parliament on pothole repairs and highway maintenance.

To inform the debate, he would like to hear about your experiences of potholes and their impact. He may quote your contribution directly during his debate.

Find out more and share your experience with him by midday on Tuesday 23 April:

Videos of the debate, the transcript of what was said, and other relevant material will be accessible after the debate on the webpage above.

What are Westminster Hall debates?

Westminster Hall is the second Chamber of the House of Commons.

Westminster Hall debates give MPs an opportunity to raise local or national issues and receive a response from a government minister. Any MP can take part in a Westminster Hall debate.

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