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Local transport spending announcement

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to the announcement on local transport spending, said “After years of underinvestment and cuts, this unambitious announcement is nowhere near enough to make the difference that transport users, our economy or our environment need.

“The Conservatives are refusing to reverse their colossal £645m a year cuts to bus budgets, which have has caused thousands of routes to be axed and fares to soar.

“Such paltry investment in cycling won’t be enough to stop the UK lagging behind similar European nations for cycling participation.”