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M4 Relief Road plans face axe after Labour wins in Wales

Roads

Rhodri Clark
19 May 2021
Artist’s impression of one of the new stations proposed by the Burns Commission report for Newport
Artist’s impression of one of the new stations proposed by the Burns Commission report for Newport

 

Labour's success in winning half of the Welsh Parliament seats this month hammers another nail into the coffin of the M4 Relief Road.

The Conservatives had campaigned to overturn First Minister Mark Drakeford’s decision in 2019  to abandon the planned “black route” around the south of Newport, but they failed to win any new constituency seats in South-east Wales. All but one seat remained loyal to Labour, which in the previous Welsh general election had promised “a...

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