Last Friday James Palmer, Conservative Mayoral candidate for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, took part in a hustings at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. The hustings was focused on environmental issues.
During the debate James pledged his support for an upgrade to the A10. Both the Liberal Democrat and Labour candidates stated their opposition to the upgrade.
Commenting on the need for an A1 upgrade, James said:
"I have been very clear from the start of my campaign and as the Leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council that an upgrade to the A10 is an imperative. For too long Cambridgeshire residents have had to put up with this extremely congested road.
"There is no way that Cambridgeshire will achieve its true potential and get the business and housing growth it needs without an upgrade of the A10. If am I am elected as Mayor, securing an upgrade will be an unyielding priority for me."
Ely South councillor, Tom Hunt, added:
"It really beggars belief that the Lib Dem and Labour candidates have stated their opposition to the A10 upgrade. I can't imagine it will go down very well with Ely residents, many of whom spend over two hours a day on the overly congested road commuting to work.
"The Liberal Democrats opposed to the Ely southern by pass and now they oppose the desperately needed A10 upgrade.
"What is clear is that when it comes to the transport infrastructure needs of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, only James can deliver."