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Danny Marten: The Railways and Labour’s Commitment to Investment

Danny Marten, the Labour party’s Parliamentary Candidate for the Haltemprice and Howden Constituency hailed the announcement of £530 million worth of investment in the railways across the North of England as, "great news for our area and an example of how lobbying from local representatives can produce real progress."

The removal of a major bottleneck around Manchester will improve journey times across the North.

"The economic benefits of faster train services will encourage investment in the East Riding in addition to proving greater convenience for passengers".

"Since 1997 we have seen a record amount investment in the railways. Given the current hard choices facing the Government it is refreshing to see the Labour Government’s continued determination to invest in our country’s future which directly contrasts with the Tory "do nothing" approach. The Conservative Party wanted the recession "to run its course". We believe in investing now to reap the economic benefits for the future of our country and this allocation of funds to improve the infrastructure across the North is an example of joined up thinking which improves things for everyone in the North of England."



About dermotrathbone

Writer and co author "Through Red Lenses". Activist Unite the Union, Save Our NHS Hull. Fan of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Hull FC, Munster and Ireland Rugby. Views are mine alone and may not reflect the organisations concerned.


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