WASTE WATCHERS - Day 18: The £200k dormouse bridge

April 21, 2011 12:00 PM

The Welsh Liberal Democrats will expose an example of the waste and inefficiency of Labour and Plaid Cymru in government on each day of the Welsh general election campaign

A bridge too far? It was revealed last August that the Labour-Plaid government spent £190,000 on a bridge to help dormice to cross a by-pass near Pontypridd. Newport built a similar dormouse bridge for just £22,000.

Mike Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Candidate in Pontypridd said:

"I find it absolutely outrageous that the Labour-Plaid government agreed to spend £190,000 on a dormouse bridge in Pontypridd.

"Dormice are rightly a protected species but when Newport only paid £22,000 for their dormouse bridge, serious questions must be asked about why nearly £200,000 was spent on one in Pontypridd.

"The Welsh Liberal Democrats are continuing to expose, on each day of the election campaign, examples of the waste and inefficiency of the Labour-Plaid government during their four years in power.

"When every family, charity and business is making every pound stretch that little bit further, Wales needs a government that does the same. Labour and Plaid Cymru have turned waste, incompetence and inefficiency into an art form."

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Notes to editors:

An example of Labour-Plaid waste will be revealed on each day of the election campaign at noon. Look out for tomorrow's!

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