LIBDEM candidate Josh Babarinde has this afternoon had his say on the roadworks that are bringing parts of Eastbourne to a standstill.

He said: “The gas works by Dunelm are total carnage!

Buses cancelled, medical appointments missed, and so much more disruption.

While the works need to get done urgently, the repairs need to be completed much quicker so we can all get moving again.

I’ve therefore urged the CEO of SGN, who are undertaking the works, to deploy overnight repair staff to get the job done ASAP. They must pull out all the stops to end this standstill.”