MP Shailesh Vara expresses concerns with transport minister Stephen Hammond over dangerous stretch of A47

MP Shailesh Vara
MP Shailesh Vara

An MP held a meeting this morning (Monday) to voice his concerns about a dangerous stretch of road.

Shailesh Vara, MP for North West Cambridgeshire, has spoken with MP Stephen Hammond, minister at the Department for Transport, regarding an accident blackspot on the A47 between Wansford and the junction with the A1260 in Peterborough.

Three people have died in accidents along the stretch of road in the past month.

Mr Vara wrote to the Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, last week and spoke to Mr Hammond today, who is responsible for roads in the department.

Mr Vara made clear to Mr Hammond how dangerous the stretch of road is and urged the minister to provide funds to make the road safer.

Mr Vara said: “This is a dangerous stretch of road and it is important that we secure the necessary funds to make it safe. I have left the minister in no doubt as to the state of affairs and the need for funds on this route.

“The minister expressed his condolences to the families concerned and he has assured me that he will look into the matter further.

“I will continue to maintain the pressure and will also be speaking with Mr McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, to ensure that he too is made fully aware of the dangerous state of the road.”