Labour’s Ellesmere Port and Neston Parliamentary candidate Justin Madders has slammed the Government’s record on local bus services.
Speaking after meeting with a number of residents in Neston, Justin said:
"Buses are the lifelines of communities in Ellesmere Port and Neston.They drive economic growth, reduce congestion, and get people to work.Under this Government funding for buses has been slashed and 1300 routes across the UK have been cut. Locally we have seen significant cuts to local services with year on year cuts being made to local services."
"In recent times, these cuts have led to the removal or reduction of services serving people all over the constituency. Whether you live in Burton, Ince, Elton, Ness, Willaston, Little Sutton, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port or Neston itself the opportunity for you to travel by public transport has been severely damaged."
"Labour will deliver cheaper, more frequent and more reliable bus services. The next Labour government will hand regions that want it the power to regulate their bus services so that people and businesses in West Cheshire get the public transport system they need to succeed."
"In the meantime, however, I am working to try and improve bus services in various places throughout the area and am pleased that along with my fellow Labour Councillors Andy Williams and Louise Gittins we have had such a positive response to the petition drawn up to improve bus services in the Neston area."