EDITOR'S COMMENT: Potholes never far away in local political landscape - The Coventry Observer

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EDITOR'S COMMENT: Potholes never far away in local political landscape

Les Reid 27th Jan, 2019

If the biggest political issue nationally is Brexit, potholes are never far around the corner in the local political landscape.

Labour Coventry council leaders claimed potholes and bin collection problems put paid to the previous Tory administration in 2010.

Conservative councillors including group leader Gary Ridley will remember the cold political exchanges as a freezing winter saw tarmac explode, and emergency measures in response.

So it’s no surprise Labour-run council was quick to dismiss RAC Foundation figures last week placing Coventry as the nation’s slowest local authority to respond to the worst potholes.

Yet the data used came from the council’s own website, and it had full chance to respond to the survey’s Freedom of Information request.

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