High Peak Labour's Caitlin Bisknell was joined by the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Michael Dugher MP in Glossopdale on Friday 20th February.
Local residents and Labour councillors attended a meeting in Tintwistle to discuss the recently announced proposals for the A57 and A628 trans-Pennine route, which exclude Tintwistle and Hollingworth. Residents told Caitlin and Michael that the proposals would move the congestion and traffic jams a few miles down the road into the village, making the traffic and its associated problems far worse for the Tintwistle residents.
Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary Michael Dugher MP said: “It was great to be able visit Glossopdale, in order to meet Labour’s fantastic PPC Caitlin Bisknell and local residents. Caitlin and residents made it clear to me the problems they face in terms of congestion in this area, they are doing a great job in making their voice heard.”
Caitlin Bisknell said "This is one of the busiest roads in the country, with huge lorries thundering past people’s front doors every few minutes before traffic comes to a halt on Mottram Moor leading to long delays. The current proposals are only a partial solution to these problems and could put even more pressure on the village. It does nothing for Tintwistle residents. I will continue to support local residents to get their voice heard and have Tintwistle included in any planned bypass".