Liberal Democrats call for better public transport

julia-and-charles The unrestricted use of senior bus passes was introduced by the Liberal Democrats in South Shropshire and rolled out to the whole of Shropshire on 1st April as part of an agreement for introducing the new Unitary Council.

Dr Charles West, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Shrewsbury and Atcham said "We would like to see a Youth Travel Discount Card as well, that would enable our young people to get discounts on the buses. We have done a feasibility study and would have already run a pilot study. This idea was blocked by the Conservatives in Shropshire. It is excellent to have direct ‘through-trains’ from Shrewsbury to London and I welcomed the Wrexham Shropshire and Marylebone service that was introduced a year ago, but again we need to do more. Liberal Democrats would invest in the railways with more electrification and investment in more high-speed lines."

Visiting Shropshire this week to speak to local Liberal Democrats, Julia Goldsworthy, Liberal Democrat Local Government spokesman said "Local Government plays a vital role in co-ordinating public transport. I am delighted to see the extension to the use of senior bus passes that has been made possible by the Shropshire Unitary Council."
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Photo caption: Julia Goldsworthy, MP for Falmouth and Cambourne and Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, and Charles West, Parliamentary Candidate for Shrewsbury and Atcham Liberal Democrats.

Editor’s information: Charles West, 3 Bellstone Shrewsbury SY1 1HU Tel:  07775 800744 http://www.west4mp.com

Liberal Democrat transport policy can be found at
http://www.libdems.org.uk/home/liberal-democrats-approve-radical-transport-reforms-551593;show

Nick Clegg’s Green road out of recession can be found at:
http://www.libdems.org.uk/home/nick-clegg-launches-the-green-road-out-of-the-recession-98449610;show

Nick Clegg’s speech at the 2009 Spring conference can be found at
http://www.nickclegg.com/2009/03/conference-2009-nick-cleggs-speech/

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