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MP stands up for rail commuters

10th September 2012
MP stands up for rail commuters

Gordon Henderson MP has stood up for the rail commuters in his Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency by speaking out against the rising cost of rail fares.

Mr Henderson made a speech in the House of Commons on Wednesday 5th September in which he asked the Government to give special consideration to his commuter constituents who are struggling financially, when imposing any future increase rail fares.

The cost per mile of rail travel in Kent is one of the highest in the country.

Following the speech, all the Kent MP’s, including Mr Henderson, were offered the opportunity to meet with Patrick McLoughlin, the new Secretary of State for Transport to discuss the situation in the county.

Mr Henderson said,

“My constituents have seen their rail fares increased time and time again; however, there has been minimal improvement to the service they receive, which is unacceptable.

“I hope that by meeting with the Transport Secretary, Kent MPs will be able to convince the Government to take action to help local commuters.”

CLICK HERE to read the speech in full.

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