Jardine to use £50 billion regional fund to invest in a greener future

The Liberal Democrats would use an ambitious £50 billion regional growth fund to invest in public transport, cycling routes and urban greening according to Edinburgh West Lib Dem Christine Jardine.

By David Ronald Evans, Dec 08, 2019 8:12

The Liberal Democrats would use an ambitious £50 billion regional growth fund to invest in public transport, cycling routes and urban greening according to Edinburgh West Lib Dem Christine Jardine. 

The Liberal Democrats, who are fighting their campaign on a platform to Stop Brexit to build a brighter future, have earmarked £50 billion to reverse regional under-investment from the Conservatives.
 
Ms Jardine said it is "vital our communities are not left at the back of the queue".
 
This £50 billion ring-fenced by the party will go towards major, sustainable infrastructure projects, such as electrifying railways, increasing the availability of charging points for electric vehicles and improving broadband access. 
 
Ms Jardine said:
 
"For far too long people have seen our area miss out on the investment it needs. Successive governments in both Holyrood and Westminster have failed to listen to local needs, neglected our public services and hung our community out to dry.  
 
"People deserve better. It is vital our that we are not left at the back of the queue.
 
"That is why the Liberal Democrats are prioritising an ambitious £50 billion regional growth fund. 

We have a massive problem with air pollution here in Edinburgh West, so If elected, I will fight tooth and nail to ensure this money is invested in public transport projects, cycling routes and urban greening.
 
"That is the brighter future our communities deserve, not the uncosted promises of the other parties."
 
Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Ed Davey added:
 
"Any form of Brexit, whether red or blue, will make Britain’s economy weaker and people poorer. 
 
“Neither Labour or the Tories can square their spending promises today with the cost of Brexit. They are writing promises on cheques that will bounce.
 
“In contrast, every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit, build a brighter future and invest billions into our vital public services.”

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