PM Seemingly Rejects Polegate MP's Plea To Fix Southern Network

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

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Polegate’s MP has taken her plea to get the problems on the Southern network fixed, direct to the Prime Minister.

Maria Caulfield raised the issue during Prime Ministers’ Questions this afternoon (2 November) begging Theresa May to intervene, saying that “Whilst we may have a country that works for everyone, in Sussex, we have a railway that works for no one.”

The PM, whilst saying she understood the frustration commuters have with the current service on Southern, deferred to the Government investment of £20million into the rail company and assured the House that the Secretary of State has the issue in hand.

It was a brief retort, that lasted no longer than 30 seconds in response to Ms Caulfield’s plea.

Speaking afterwards, Maria said, “Unfortunately the fiasco of a service that faced rail users yesterday was nothing out of the unusual, however highlighted to the tenth degree the sheer scale of incompetence that we are dealing with.

“I therefore felt that it was time to raise the horrendous journeys being experienced by my constituents with those at the very highest level of our Government, in person, and very much under the watchful eye of the public.

“I will continue to lobby the Government on this topic, and as always will ensure that my constituents are kept up to date on any developments.”

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