Lib Dems across Lewes have slammed poor services from Southern Rail in the wake of more strikes.
Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Kelly-Marie Blundell has condemned the Government’s decision to ‘frack’ for shale gas horizontally.
“The decision today by the Government to ignore Lancashire County Council’s democratic rejection of fracking is damning for local democracy. The Conservatives have ridden roughshod over the peoples’ voices.
Liberal Democrats in Seaford are fielding a full slate of local candidates in Seaford Town Council by-elections, with five seats up for election on October 27th following a spate of resignations.
Local Lib Dems, who already hold five seats on the Town Council as well as District and County Council seats in Seaford, are preparing for success with local, well-known and passionate candidates in the by-elections this month.
Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Kelly-Marie Blundell and Seaford Lib Dems have slammed Southern Rail for failing to make the timetable consultation, which commenced on 15th September 2016, available offline.
Lib Dem parliamentary Candidate for Lewes joined Association of British Commuters action group and hundreds more at a protest at Victoria Station in London on behalf of residents in Lewes, Seaford and Newhaven.
The campaign group has established a fighting fund with the intention to take the Government to Judicial Review, specifically for the failure to make transparent and accountable the contract held by Govia Thameslink Railway, who run Southern Rail, which has suffered significant problems in the last two years.
Kelly-Marie Blundell said:
“For residents in Lewes, trains have been cut by up to 80% in the last 18 months, continuous timetable changes and replacement buses have impacted on thousands of residents commuting locally or to London.
With Seaford rail services having been cut by 80% over the summer, residents in the town are understandably fed up with getting the short straw in dealings with Southern Rail. The reintroduction of services to Seaford were reinstated on Monday 26th September, but the celebration is marred by Southern Rail’s latest consultation which proposes to remove direct lines from Seaford to London.
Seaford Liberal Democrats with Kelly-Marie Blundell today are launching a major campaign to save Seaford's train services.
After 18 months of delays, cancellations and timetable changes, residents of Seaford are shocked that GTR, who run Southern Rail, are now proposing to remove peak time trains which travel direct from Seaford to Victoria, instead forcing hundreds of people to change at Lewes.