Potholes are annoying, without a doubt, the PM Rsihi Sunak made a big announcement about it at end of March this year.
He promised a clampdown on potholes, as campaigning for the local elections gets under way.
On a visit to Darlington, in north-east England, he said new powers would help ensure firms repair roads properly after carrying out works, through more fines and inspections.
Some 230 councils across England are holding elections on 4 May.
Potted history of Potholes
Back in 2021 he tweeted: “At the last budget we put aside enough to fill 50 million potholes by the end of the Parliament. So enjoy #NationalPotholeDay before they’re all gone.”
However, on average funding for fixing potholes dropped by 23 per cent, while total road repair budgets are down 22 per cent in 2021/22.
Potholes at present
Labour’s Louise Haigh told the House of Commons: “Rishi Sunak, as Chancellor, personally slashed the pothole budget by £400m, enough to fill 8 million potholes… this giant Tory pothole would stretch from here to John o’ Groats & back… our roads, like Tory excuses, are full of holes?”