Dr. James Moore has lived in Leicestershire and Rutland for much of his life. Educated at John Cleveland College, Hinckley, he holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Manchester. James has worked in education for most of his career and currently teaches history and politics at the University of Leicester. He has been a local campaigner for several decades, serving as a member of Liberal Democrat controlled Hinckley and Bosworth Borough council, and working to prevent crime in the community.
Leicestershire County Council is responsible for highways issues locally. For the past two decades the Conservatives have controlled the County Council. Over these 20 years Council Tax bills have soared yet roads maintenance budgets have been slashed. The result is many local roads are congested and our pavements and road surfaces are crumbling.
Whilst 45 parts of England are celebrating getting support from the government's new Towns Fund, there's been an angry response to the news that Leicestershire is again missing out on support.
No town in Leicestershire will benefit from the £1billion fund announced by the Conservative Chancellor in the recent budget to help support towns recover post the Covid-19 pandemic. Leicestershire Lib Dem Finance spokesman Councillor Michael Mullaney said "This is a bitter disappointment for Leicestershire. Many of our towns would have welcomed being part of this fund to help them recover post Covid-19.
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