Plymouth Labour delegates in Brighton for the Labour Party Conference are to make the case for wifi in all new train franchises including the new Great Western franchise. Maria Eagle MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, visited Plymouth in July and heard the case directly from Labour Council Leader, Tudor Evans, Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth Moor View and Luke Pollard, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport.
Luke Pollard, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport said: “Plymouth Labour is backing the campaign for wifi on trains and we are taking that call to Labour conference. As the Labour Party prepares its transport policies we are taking the case for wifi on trains in Devon directly to Shadow Ministers.
“Plymouth’s future prosperity relies on good transport connections and part of that is internet connectivity on our trains. People in Plymouth need to know Labour is fighting on their behalf on this and many other issues here in Brighton.”
Alison Seabeck MP added: “Conference week started with Labour promising to scrap the Bedroom Tax. We now have to push for more policies from the national party that will bring wider transport benefits to Plymouth and Luke and I will be lobbying Labour’s transport team here in Brighton.”
(from a press release)