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Call to dual last section of A11 in West Suffolk

One the biggest issues for people living in Suffolk and Norfolk is the long-awaited plan to dual the last section of the A11 which links Norwich to the M11.

The last single stretch of the road runs through the constituency of West Suffolk.

Plans to the dual it were put on hold for the 2010 general election.

Conservative candidate for West Suffolk Matthew Hancock said he would be pressing for the final stretch of the A11 to be "dualled".

"Labour has dithered over it. I have spoken to the transport team and they are saying all projects will have to undergo a value for money test. I will be making the case. They recognise there are roads that need to be built."

'Local views sought'

Liberal Democrat candidate Belinda Brooks-Gordon said: "Something needs to be done with it.

"In general we are not in favour of big building projects but that particular road does need doing. The local party and council support the dualling."

Labour candidate Abul Monsur Ohid Ahmed said in general he supported the plans but would want to see the views of constituents before work started.

"I know there are concerns by some residents. I am very keen to hear local people's views before any decision," he said.

The other candidates for the seat are listed on the BBC general election website.

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