The Big Bus CampaignHoughton and Sunderland South MP, Bridget Phillipson has spoken of her delight that ‘The Big Bus Survey’, a grassroots campaign to improve local bus services, has gained support from the Government.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Bridget said;

“If we are to create jobs and growth, we need to ensure that we have bus services and the capacity to encourage businesses to invest and grow”.

Responding to Bridget, David Heath – a Government Minister – said:

“Unless we recognise the value of public transport in this country we will be missing a trick, and will not achieve some of our objectives. I hope that she will maintain pressure on local authorities in her area to support bus services.”

Bridget said after the debate:

“I am delighted that ‘The Bug Bus Survey’ has gained Government support. Local people deserve a good local bus service that meets their needs”.

To take part in ‘The Big Bus Survey’ and make your voice heard, go

Bridget’s full speech can be read here.

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