Polegate MP Applauds PM's Stance On Southern

Friday 1st July 2016

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Polegate’s MP, Maria Caulfield, has welcomed a response from Prime Minister David Cameron on the situation currently being faced on a daily basis by commuters across the South & South East.

Answering a question from Horsham MP Jeremy Quin during Prime Ministers Questions today, David Cameron agreed that unofficial strike action taken by RMT & ACAS - which the Horsham MP cited as being over ‘pressing a button’ - was unacceptable, as was the service being offered to rail users by Southern, and that the Government would be bringing forward more generous compensation for those that suffered disruption as a result of the most recent action.

The Prime Minister also confirmed that an announcement by the Transport Secretary, containing further details on how the Government intended to make headway on the overall issue would follow soon.

Speaking after Prime Ministers Questions, Maria said, “As a group of MP’s - each with constituents regularly feeling the harsh effects of the unofficial strike action across the Southern network - we will continue to press on the Government to take stronger action until such time as the level of service becomes acceptable. I do however welcome the fact that the Prime Minister is clearly aware of the concerns that I have been putting to Ministers, and I very much look forward to hearing the Transport Secretary’s announcement.”

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