In preparation for CCAâ€™s Acton hustings this Wednesday I thought I would check on the amount of road spending in Acton whilst the Conservatives were in power. See spreadsheet.
I already knew how much Labour has put in during the 2011-2015 period when they have been in charge: Â£975,618. They only managed to resurface 14 sections of road and pavement. Less than Â£1 million for three wards over four years. If Labour had spread its Â£17.5 million of road spending equally across all wards Acton would have got Â£2.3 million â€“ so Acton has lost of Â£1.3 million compared to the average ward under Labour.
I went through the old cabinet papers relating to Â£25 million of Conservative road spending in the previous four year cycle 2007-2011. The Conservatives tackled 91 sections of road and pavement in Acton to a value of Â£4.2 million. By this measure Acton has lost Â£3.2 million compared to what was actually spent when the Conservatives were in power.