News: Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary says the A1 north of Newcastle may not be dualled

Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary has cast doubt on plans to dual the A1 north of Newcastle. Mary Creagh accused the Government of resurrecting the long-awaited road improvement scheme for political reasons, eight years after it was rejected. Speaking to The Journal at Westminster, she said: “They suddenly realised ‘oh we need shovel-ready popular infrastructure projects, oh let’s have some roads’.” She highlighted the 2006 study which rejected long-awaited dualling plan, warned that Labour was carrying out a review of all spending and that she could not commit to any specific projects.” Newcastle Journal 20th October 2014 Read more here.