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Andy McDonald, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on the announcement that Southeastern will increase off-peak fare prices, said:

“This further fare rise is another slap in the face for long-suffering rail passengers. Fares have sky rocketed since 2010, passenger satisfaction is plummeting and punctuality has fallen to a ten year low.

“A railway works best as an integrated network, but privatisation and franchising have meant breaking it up to create opportunities for companies to extract a profit, resulting in costly inefficiencies resulting in sky high fares.

“The current system is broken. It is time for our railways to be run under public ownership, in the public interest as an integrated national asset with affordable fares for all and long-term investment in the railway network.”

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This further fare rise is another slap in the face for long-suffering rail passengers- McDonald

Andy McDonald, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, commenting on the announcement that Southeastern will increase off-peak fare prices, said: “This further fare rise is another slap in the face for long-suffering...

 

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi has been selected to be the Labour parliamentary candidate for Slough.

Tan is the Chair of Gravesham Constituency Labour Party, the former Mayor of Gravesham and is a seasoned campaigner for the Labour Party in the South East.

Tan Dhesi said:

“It is a privilege and an honour to be selected as Labour’s candidate for Slough, the town I was born and brought up in, and a place I love so much.  

“I want to thank Fiona Mactaggart for her 20 years of dedication to Slough and the Labour Party.

“I am determined to be a strong voice for Slough after 7 years of damaging Tory cuts. 

“This General Election is a choice between a Labour Party, who will stand up for the many and a Conservative Party, which only looks after the privileged few.

“If elected, I will work tirelessly for the people of Slough.”

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Selection is subject to NEC endorsement – the NEC meets to endorse candidates next week

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi has been selected to be the Labour parliamentary candidate for Slough

  Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi has been selected to be the Labour parliamentary candidate for Slough. Tan is the Chair of Gravesham Constituency Labour Party, the former Mayor of Gravesham and...

Following the retirement of Andrew Smith, Anneliese Dodds has been selected to be the parliamentary candidate for Oxford East.

Anneliese is a Labour MEP for the South East of England and is a seasoned campaigner in Oxford.

Anneliese lives in the heart of Oxford East, where she is raising her young family.  

Anneliese Dodds said:

“It is a privilege and an honour to be selected as Labour’s candidate for Oxford East, my home seat and a place I love so much.  

“Andrew Smith has been an outstanding MP for our area, working tirelessly to deliver for people across our community. I want to thank him for his 40 years of dedication to Oxford East as both Cllr and MP.

“His are big shoes to fill, but I am determined to be the strong voice our area needs after 7 years of damaging Tory cuts.

“My main priority for Oxford East is countering the Tories' extreme and chaotic approach to Brexit. If elected I would use my contacts across Europe to protect trade and scientific links which are so important to the local economy. “ 

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Note to editors

Selection is still subject to final NEC approval – NEC meets next week to approve candidates.

 

Anneliese Dodds has been selected to be the parliamentary candidate for Oxford East

Following the retirement of Andrew Smith, Anneliese Dodds has been selected to be the parliamentary candidate for Oxford East. Anneliese is a Labour MEP for the South East of England...

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