Labour pledges to reverse cuts to bus routes

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge for £1.3 billion of funding to reverse bus cuts has been widely covered in the press, including by and the BBC.

Speaking at an event in Nottingham, Corbyn promised to undo cuts made to over 3,000 bus routes since 2010. The Campaign for Better Transport said local authority bus budgets have been cut by 45 per cent since 2010.

Labour said the policy would be funded by money from Vehicle Excise Duty. Corbyn commented: ‘Local services are a lifeline for many, particularly the elderly and those in rural areas. Cuts have had disastrous consequences for our towns and city centres and for air pollution and the environment….Bus networks are essential for towns and cities and for tackling rural poverty and isolation, which is why Labour is committed to creating thriving bus networks under public ownership.’

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