Simon Hughes continues "No Tram" campaign
MP's walkabout reinforces his party's anti-tram protest
Simon Hughes MP visited the local area last week in his continuing campaign against the tram.
During a walkabout at which he was joined by fellow campaigners, Simon Hughes engaged with local residents and businesses.
His party, the Liberal Democrats, believe that the tram would bring a number of negatives to the area including:
Cllr Gary Malcolm, Lib Dem transport spokesperson said “Lib Dems believe in better, environmentally-friendly public transport and instead of spending money on a light railway down a main street we would ensure that bus lanes are not blocked to make the 207, 607 and 427 routes work properly. We would also ensure that Crossrail is built to give faster travel into London.”
Gary added: “Liberal Democrats want to see an enhanced and integrated public transport system with greater bus use, that now have more fuel efficient engines.”
April 11, 2006