CANDIDATES for the Bromsgrove Liberal Democrats have pledged they will “fight tooth and nail” for a relief road in Bromsgrove if elected in the county council elections.

The Western Relief Road has been a topic of debate for years in Bromsgrove, with The Advertiser reporting over 4,000 people have signed a petition calling for the road.

After securing three seats on Bromsgrove District Council last local election, the Lib Dems placed a motion to assess a Western Relief Road but was voted down by the Conservatives.

Bromsgrove East Liberal Democrat candidate, Sam Evans, said: “With many new homes set to be built on the outskirts of the town centre a relief road is needed now more than ever. A relief road will reduce time wasted sitting in traffic and reduce air pollution in the town centre and surrounding roads, improving air quality for residents in areas that border the town centre including Aston Fields, the Oakalls and Parklands.

The 22-year-old student added: “However, if we are serious about tackling the climate emergency, we must also improve active travel opportunities to help reduce traffic further.”

Fellow Lib Dem campaigner and candidate for Bromsgrove West Joanna McKenna said: “The Lib Dems have consistently fought for Western Relief Road and will continue to make the case for one if elected to Worcestershire County Council in May.”

Bromsgrove Lib Dems have put forward four candidates in May’s elections to Worcestershire County Council.


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Over 4,000 sign petition for Western relief road in Bromsgrove