Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP has come under fire from Lewes Lib Dems for his excuses when tackling the ongoing problems with Southern Rail.
Members of Lewes District Council wrote to Paul Maynard MP about ongoing problems with Govia Thameslink Railway, who manage Southern Rail, and the detrimental affect on residents across the district.
The Rail Minister replied on 19 th October chiefly blaming the Unions for delays;
“The trade union dispute on the Southern network, which has been ongoing since mid-April, is significantly adding to the disruption passengers are facing.”
Building 26 more mobile homes at Deanland Wood is a kick in the teeth for local residents and flies in the face of sensible planning advice.
That’s the message from the Liberal Democrats’ prospective candidates to be MP for Lewes and Wealden, who have each written to Wealden District Council calling on the controversial decision by one of Wealden’s planning committees to be referred to the Secretary of State for review.
Over 1500 residents have already signed a petition against cutting the town’s direct London trains from 2018 launched by the Liberal Democrats last month.
Southern Rail’s 2018 timetable consultation proposes cutting the town’s direct services to London or reducing Seaford-Brighton services at the times when the London trains run.
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.