Chancellor urged to release cash to improve roads between Wellingborough and Thrapston

Peter Bone and Tom Pursglove press George Osborne for more funding for the Chowns Mill roundabout and dualling the A45 from Stanwick to Thrapston
Peter Bone and Tom Pursglove press George Osborne for more funding for the Chowns Mill roundabout and dualling the A45 from Stanwick to Thrapston
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Conservative politicians in Northamptonshire have met Chancellor George Osborne to call for funds for campaigns to improve two stretches of road.

Wellingborough and Rushden MP Peter Bone and Tory candidate for Corby and East Northants Tom Pursglove met Mr Osborne at Westminster yesterday (Wednesday, November 26).

The duo were pressing for cash to help their joint “listening campaign” to improve the Chowns Mill roundabout and dual the A45 between Stanwick and Thrapston.

Mr Bone said: “The Chowns Mill Roundabout needs to be improved now, because of current congestion. With the Rushden Lakes, Wellingborough East, and Rushden East developments, the pressure on the Chowns Mill Roundabout will be unbearable.

“I was pleased that the Chancellor took the time to listen to our concerns and promised to look into the issue.”

Mr Pursglove added: “We have received an overwhelming response to our Listening Campaign on this issue. This stretch of the A45 is incredibly dangerous and too many serious accidents have happened here – some fatal.

“With the Rushden Lakes development at Skew Bridge on its way, now is a good time to get these long-overdue improvements in place and I will continue to press the case.”