Houghton 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 to www.thebigbussurvey.co.uk.
Bridget's full speech can be read here.