Lib Dems slam Southern Rail for failing to make consultation available offline

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. 

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Kelly Marie Blundell joins Southern Justice Protest on behalf of passengers in Lewes

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.

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Saving Seaford Trains – the real concern of residents

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.  

 

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Save Seaford Train Services

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. 

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Southern fail to protect vulnerable

Southern Rail, who wish to remove on-board supervisors (conductors) have accused Kelly-Marie Blundell, Lib Dem candidate for Lewes, and Stephen Lloyd, previous MP for Eastbourne, of "unwarranted scaremongering". 

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Lib Dems slam Southern Rail for abandoning vulnerable female Southern passengers

Kelly-Marie Blundell, Lib Dem candidate for Lewes, and Stephen Lloyd, Former MP for Eastbourne have slammed Southern Rail for abandoning vulnerable female passengers by supporting removal of conductors from trains

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Lib Dems support Crowdfunding to challenge Government over Southern Rail

Kelly-Marie Blundell and Liberal Democrats from Lewes, Newhaven, Seaford and Polegate are backing the customer-led initiative 'Southern Justice', a crowd funding campaign to take the Government to Judicial Review based on their failures with Southern Rail. 

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Lib Dems Say “No” to Grammar Schools in Lewes

Plans by the Conservatives to reintroduce grammar schools are being opposed by Lib Dems in the constituency of Lewes. Kelly-Marie Blundell, Parliamentary Candidate is arguing that they are socially divisive and could lead to children not being able to go to their local school.

“The Conservatives want to select children on the basis of their academic abilities at the age of 11,” said Kelly-Marie. “The flip side of identifying some children as a success at a young age means the rest are labelled as failures. They are then sent to schools that will be regarded as the place where the failures go. In this day and age, this is completely unacceptable.

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Kelly-Marie Blundell backs People’s Vote on Brexit Terms

Kelly-Marie Blundell, Liberal Democrat candidate for Lewes, Newhaven, Seaford and Polegate, has backed plans being put to the Party’s Conference on Monday to give the people of the UK the final say on the negotiated package to leave the EU.

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