Saturday 16 December 2017 / 8:23 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Nobody wants to see Uber replacing local bus services except Chris Grayling – Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to comments made by Chris Grayling about bus services being replaced by services like Uber, said:

“For many people, especially the young and the elderly, those living in rural areas and those who do not own a car, bus services are a lifeline.

“But rather than addressing the buses crisis, Chris Grayling’s solution is to say let them take taxis.

“This is a dim-witted approach from an out of touch Transport Secretary who hasn’t lifted a finger to stop bus routes being withdrawn and funding for buses being slashed.

“Nobody wants to see Uber replacing local bus services except Chris Grayling.”