Zero emission buses

Zero emission buses

It was great to speak with two leading bus companies this morning about zero-emission technology. Manufacturers need urgent answers on how and when this Government plans to build the 4,000 non-carbon buses they’ve repeatedly promised but failed to...
Scrap Business Rates Tax

Scrap Business Rates Tax

Today I spoke in Parliament on behalf of many local business leaders, including those represented by Ilford BID. Many businesses are under enormous pressure, both from the Covid-19 pandemic and more than a decade of Government inaction to support them. Small and local...
London TravelWatch meeting

London TravelWatch meeting

It was great to meet with London TravelWatch @LonTravelWatch and colleagues today in parliament to discuss the future of transport in London. We also talked about the importance of a fair and sustainable funding agreement for @TfL, enhanced accessibility and how we...
In memory of Sir David Amess MP

In memory of Sir David Amess MP

I attended a moving service tonight for Parliamentarians in mourning at St Margaret’s, Westminster Abbey. When I met David at my fathers church, and in Parliament, he was always warm and thoughtful. When I became an MP, he sent me a short handwritten note...
Tour of Hybrid bus manufacturer in Brighton

Tour of Hybrid bus manufacturer in Brighton

Today I was in Brighton in my role as Shadow Minister for Buses and Local Transport. I had a great tour of @TheGoAheadGroup’s new fleet of Geofencer Hybrid EV Buses, which delivers over 200,000 low emission miles each year. We had a thoughtful discussion on...
Where are the zero emission buses?

Where are the zero emission buses?

In July, the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, boasted to the House of Commons that 900 zero-emission buses were in production “right now”. Now, he says “the funding was made available” and fails to confirm how many have been built. I have...