Thursday 25 July 2019 / 2:44 PM Andy McDonald / Transport

Johnson challenged to match Labour’s Crossrail for the North plans

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, has challenged Boris Johnson to match Labour’s plans to invest in transport for the north.

Andy McDonald said:

“There is a chasm between the rhetoric of consecutive Tory Prime Ministers on investing in transport in the North and what is delivered.

“Londoners receive almost three times as much transport spending than those living in the North. Yet the Conservatives scrapped rail electrification in the North and slashed budgets, at the same time as green-lighting further investment in London and the South-East.

“If the Prime Minister is serious about closing the North-South divide, he should match Labour’s more than £10 billion commitment to deliver a Crossrail for the North, which will connect Northern cities and help transform the economy of the region.”