At the Fife Council budget, the Liberal Democrats proposed putting an extra £7 million over and above what the SNP and Labour were giving to roads and street lighting over the next 3 years. This was voted down by the SNP and Labour and Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder has expressed deep disappointment regarding this.
James Calder has said, "The Liberal Democrats put forward a positive plan to put £7 million extra into our roads which have been crumbling under the SNP and Labour's watch in Fife. Residents are rightly angry about this - it is damaging to our economy and is a health and safety issue.
"I don't understand why the SNP and Labour don't get this. Their rejection of our proposals to fix the roads is beyond belief and along with many of our Fife residents will not understand this."
Liberal Democrat candidate for Dunfermline Aude Boubaker-Calder added, "The Liberal Democrats are pushing to put the recovery first and investing in our roads would bring jobs to our area and be a welcome relief for residents. It is a shame that the SNP and Labour didn't support this proposal and don't seem to care about what local residents have been saying."