Essex street lights switch-off to be raised in Commons

The controversial decision by Essex County Council to switch-off street lights at midnight is to be raised in the House of Commons today by Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell.


Liberal Democrat Sir Bob has had his name drawn for this morning’s Questions to the Secretary of State for Transport – and he has revealed that he will be asking about the road safety consequences for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians because of the black-out.

Sir Bob – who is a former Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Road Safety Group – has tried to get Conservative-controlled Essex County Council to alter its policy, but the Council has refused to do so.

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