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With the General Election less than a month away we’ve looked at the manifestos of the major parties and how they could effect the UK construction industry. In our second look, we see what the parties plans are regarding major infrastructure projects.

Rail Network:

Conservatives
Supports the ‘One North’ proposals for the co-ordinated improvement of road, intercity and urban rail networks across the North of England including £65billion of rail improvements from 2020 onwards.

Supports HS2.

Labour
Will devolve transport funding to city and county regions. Support for adding capacity to rail network through electrification.

Supports HS2.

Liberal Democrats
Supports the ‘One North’ proposals for the co-ordinated improvement of road, intercity and urban rail networks across the North of England including £65billion of rail improvements from 2020 onwards.

Supports HS2.

UKIP
Would scrap HS2.

Road Network:

Conservatives
Existing road investment strategy includes £7.7billion of enhancements to the English strategic road network during the next parliament.

Labour
Will devolve transport funding to city and county regions. Long term funding for cycling projects, with £250million ear-marked for cycling between 2015 and 2021.

Liberal Democrats
Existing road investment strategy includes £7.7billion of enhancements to the English strategic road network during the next parliament.

UKIP
Opposes tolls on public roads.