Labour’s candidate, Justin Madders has praised the work of local campaigners from across Neston for their ongoing campaign for improved rail services.
Following work in partnership with local residents and the Town Council, Madders claims that a half-hourly service now looks likely, something that he says would, “provide a huge boost to local commuters and act as a stepping-stone towards our eventual goal of electrification.”
“This has been the result of team-work, both in Neston and in Parliament. I delivered a petition of almost 700 signatures to the Department for Transport, which was the result of a lot of hard work, not just by me, but by a large number of Neston residents.
“We established a new Parliamentary Group for the Mersey Dee area, which has been hugely significant in breaking down some of the cross-border issues that have held back progress for so long.
I have also raised the issue on a number of occasions in Parliament and have met with Ministers in both the UK and Welsh Governments.”
Madders also hit back at accusations from his Conservative opponent, who accused him of “shouting from the side-lines and failing to deliver,” saying that:
“When he makes these statements, he’s not just attacking me, he’s decrying the hard work of residents from across Neston. I really think that we can do without these kind of personal attacks.”
“The fact is that since I was elected, a huge amount of progress has been made with this issue and it has been achieved by bringing people together.”