Thursday 23 September 2021 / 4:25 PM Business / Jim McMahon / Transport

Jim McMahon responds to BP closing some of its petrol stations

Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on BP closing some of its petrol stations because of a shortage of lorry drivers, said:

“This is a rapidly worsening crisis that the Government has failed to heed the warnings of for a decade, never investing in or valuing working class jobs.

“Sticking plaster solutions are not going to solve it. Ministers must take decisive steps now to tackle the 90,000 driver shortfall.

“If they fail to take action, the responsibility for every empty shelf, every vital medicine not delivered and every supplier not able to meet demand lies at the Conservatives’ door.”