Tory conference: Government confirms £25bn for road upgrades

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The Conservative Party is attempting to focus attention on its spending pledges for an “infrastructure revolution”, on the second day of the party conference.

Chancellor Sajid Javid will promise £25bn to upgrade England’s roads, a national bus strategy and £5bn for ultrafast broadband internet in the UK.

It comes as the start of the conference was overshadowed by questions about leader Boris Johnson’s private life.

Later, opposition parties are due to discuss how to stop a no-deal Brexit.

The conference of Tory MPs and party members in Manchester comes after a stormy week for their leader Boris Johnson.

It culminated on Sunday in No 10 denying accusations that in 1999 the prime minister squeezed the thigh of a female journalist under a table at a private lunch.

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On Monday, Mr Javid will announce that 14 of England’s major roads will be upgraded.

The funding for 2020-2025 had already been set aside provisionally by his predecessor.

Meanwhile, other MPs will be in Westminster – after they voted down a motion to grant a three-day recess to cover the conference – and opposition parties are expected to meet to discuss their next moves on Brexit.

The SNP has also said the party wants to look at the possibility of holding a no confidence vote in the government.

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