Conservatives demand action at Leadburn

Friday May 26th 2017

Chris Donnelly Conservatives Midlothian Leadburn

Two Scottish Conservative candidates for the upcoming General Election have joined forces to demand Midlothian Council upgrade the Leadburn Junction which has seen numerous serious accidents over recent years.

David Mundell, who is seeking re-election in Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale and Chris Donelly, the party’s candidate in Midlothian have called on Midlothian Council who are responsible for the junction to install a roundabout at the junction as an urgent priority.

Mr Mundell has been campaigning for this dangerous Junction to be upgraded to a roundabout as a local MP over the last 12 years but has unfortunately found Midlothian Council to be unwilling to put improvements in place.

Mr Mundell said, “Let’s get on and get this done. This is a major route from the Borders and Dumfriesshire to Edinburgh and it needs to see the kind of investment which other key junctions have received.

“If I am re-elected, this junction will continue to be a top priority for me and I hope to work with Chris and other representatives in Midlothian to secure a long awaited roundabout at Leadburn.”

Chris added, “For too long Midlothian has not done the required improvement work here, but now Leadburn, Howgate and Penicuik has a Conservative councillor, Andrew Hardie, who will work with David and myself to push this up the agenda. Local infrastructure is a key campaign commitment for us and we will work with the other parties to make this happen.”

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