Wednesday 24 February 2021 / 2:51 PM Jim McMahon / Transport

Jim McMahon responds to Prime Minister claiming Transport for the North budget has not been cut

Jim McMahon MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to the Prime Minister’s claims that the Transport for the North budget has not been cut, said:

“Either the Prime Minister thinks he can lie with impunity or he simply wasn’t aware that he has cut the budget of Transport for the North by 40 per cent. It’s hard to know which is more damning.

“Whatever the explanation, he should return to the House of Commons and put the record straight. The reality is the rhetoric may have changed but the Tory record remains the same – and it’s one of the north losing out under Conservative governments.”

The Prime Minister was responding to a question from Dame Diana Johnson MP.