|

SNP reveal they have no plans for Selkirk bypass

By Guest

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditShare on Google+Digg this

The Scottish Government has been accused of "hypocrisy"

SEVERAL politicians clashed with the Scottish Government after they revealed they had no plans to build a bypass for Selkirk, and accused the SNP of “hypocrisy”.

Tory MSP John Lamont said the plans were an SNP election pledge, claiming that they were “all talk and no action”.

But South of Scotland SNP MSP Paul Wheelhouse denied the pledge was made.

He said Mr Lamont had “misrepresented” the results of a survey carried out on a range of issues, last January.

Mr Wheelhouse said the issue of a Selkirk bypass was one question among many in the “small survey”.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said this week there were no plans to build a bypass for the town.

He said the scheme was considered, but was ruled out because it would not have sufficiently cut accident rates.

Mr Lamont, MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, said the response was “simply not good enough”.

Mr Wheelhouse challenged Mr Lamont to produce a “shred of evidence” for his claims.

The SNP MSP said Selkirk residents were more worried about regeneration of the town centre, and the effect any bypass would have on the local economy.

The Selkirk bypass was considered in 2006 by then-transport minister Tavish Scott, and it has been under debate ever since.

 

Short URL: http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/?p=43157

Posted by Guest on Feb 10 2012. Filed under Scottish News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

*

Newsletter signup

Recently Commented

  • Colin: Hi Jonathan. Margaret Bardin, adminstrator of the Munro DNA project, will be able to provide you with more...
  • Margaret Hunt: Cheese &onion rolls are gross. They are always filled up with half raw potatoes tasteless cheese...
  • Jennifer Nini: Great to see that fashion festivals around the world are embracing ideas that are promoting...
  • Keith: A brilliant job from all the abertay lot, and a special congratulations to Oren on his apparent gender...
  • C Munro: A number of men who have tested with the Munro DNA project quote ancestors from Dornoch, Suzy, and a lot of...