BREAKING NEWS: Millions set aside for A27 Polegate to Lewes improvements

A27 Lewis to Polegate road near Drusillas. January 22nd 2014 E03206Q SUS-141027-104541001
A27 Lewis to Polegate road near Drusillas. January 22nd 2014 E03206Q SUS-141027-104541001

Millions of pounds will be spent on improving traffic congestion between Polegate to Lewes, the government has announced this morning.

The busy stretch of road is one of a number included in a £350 millioniroads mprovement package.

Campaigners and business groups have welcomed the news.

And this morning controversial MP Penny Mordaunt will visit Eastbourne to talk about the A27 Polegate to Lewes improvements - 24 hours after claims in a Sunday newspaper she initiated a debate on poultry to use rude words.

Ms Mordaunt, who represents Portsmouth North and is the Communities Minister on the coalition government, was on the front of yesterday’s Mail on Sunday after admitting she used the word ‘cock’ a number of times in a speech last March to pay off a fine issued by Royal Navy training officers for not eating a salad.

She is expected in Eastbourne at 10.30am to make a statement about the A27.

Caroline Ansell, the Conservatory parliamentary candidate for Eastbourne and Willingdon, Maria Caulfield, the PPC for Polegate and East Dean,and Simon Kirby MP have all been invited to join her.

Caroline Ansell has been campaigning to secure investment in the A27, and has previously driven the Secretary of State, Patrick McLaughlin along the road. Miss Caulfield and Caroline joined John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Roads, on a double-decked bus along the A27 also. Both journeys demonstrated the unpredictable and dangerous nature of the road.