Labour’s launch of bus campaign

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Labour’s Shadow Minister for Regional Growth, Gordon Marsden, visited Brighouse Bus Station to launch his party’s Passenger Power campaign.

Under the proposals, local authorities would have more rights to make decisions about their own bus routes and make it easier for smaller companies and charities to take over services.

Mr Gordon Marsden said: “This Government’s lack of care for buses has led to services becoming more centralised and only profitable services being prioritised, while local communities have been isolated.”

Josh Fenton-Glynn, Labour parliamentary candidate for the Calder Valley, said: “One of the reasons I was so keen to talk about this campaign is because from Blackshaw Head and Mill Bank to Rastrick and Brighouse communities in the Calder Valley are being left isolated because of cuts to bus services, and it’s something that is regularly brought up.”