Afzal Khan secures Council commitment to improve Manchester Gorton roads
Labour’s Manchester Gorton by-election candidate Afzal Khan has secured the commitment of Manchester City Council to ensure Manchester Gorton gets its fair share of a £100m road improvements programme.
Khan brought council leader Sir Richard Leese to the constituency today to see first-hand the state of many local roads and to press for the Council to prioritise Manchester Gorton.
They also saw some of the work already underway resurfacing Stockport Road.
Manchester Council is spending £100m over the next five years on tackling potholes and improving the city’s roads, and Afzal Khan pressed Richard Leese to ensure Manchester Gorton gets its fair share of that money.
Afzal Khan said:
“I wanted to bring the council leader here today to demonstrate how urgently our area needs cash being injected to sort our pothole-ridden roads, and I’m hugely encouraged by the response I’ve had from Richard.
“The council has a £100m programme across the city over the next five years and I’ve been assured today that our area will get its fair share of that, and that several of our most damaged roads are at the top of the queue for work to begin.
“If you elect me I’ll be a strong voice for local people, working in partnership with the Labour council to get things done for our area, securing a fair deal for Manchester Gorton.”
Sir Richard Leese said:
“Our £100m programme will eradicate potholes and ensure the condition of our roads gets better and stays better.
“Local residents have told us this is a priority for them so I’m pleased we’re able to deliver this programme. Some of the roads here in Manchester Gorton will be among those at the top of the queue for resurfacing, and indeed work on some roads including Stockport Road and Hyde Road has already begun.”