HAMPSHIRE County Council is one of the highest spenders in the UK when it comes to repairing potholes.

According to research by MoneySuperMarket, the authority has spent £11,528,031 since January 2017.

Data shows that this is the ninth highest total in the country.

In comparison, Stockport reported the lowest pothole spend of just £24,000.

At the top of the list is neighbouring authority, Wiltshire Council, which has spent an eye watering £68,636,826 in the same time period.

Deepa Patel, car insurance spokesperson at MoneySuperMarket, said: “As most drivers will know, potholes are a real nuisance. It’s not only that they can be dangerous from a safe driving perspective, but they can also cause damage to your car.

“Burst tyres, problems with suspension and even damage to your vehicle’s body work – potholes can really make their presence felt.

“The cost of repairs for this kind of damage can be high, so it’s important you have the correct level of insurance cover – particularly if you live in an area where potholes are common.”

The analysis, based on data sent received from a Freedom of Information request, reveals that the UK’s top holiday destination, Cornwall, is the worst in the country for potholes.

Cornwall Council has received 210,331 reports of damaged roads since January 2017.