Published: 25th Apr 2019

The Labour Party say they will spend £1.3bn every year to reinstate over 3000 bus routes that have ended since 2010, should they win the next General Election. They say bringing back lost bus services will provide a lifeline to the vulnerable, reconnect communities as well as helping to combat air pollution. Labour has previously said they will try to bring bus services back into public ownership as well as giving free bus travel for young people. Last year, Theresa May sparked outrage after blaming councils and ‘changing work habits’ for the closure of bus routes, despite some local authorities seeing an almost 50% cut in funding since 2010. Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, and Andy McDonald, Shadow Transport Secretary, will announce the new funding on a visit today to Nottingham where the Labour council holds an 82% stake in Nottingham City Transport, the city’s largest bus operator. … (To read the full article, subscribe below)