Live Animal Exports

Thank you to the many constituents who have contacted me recently about live animal exports.

East Midlands Train - Bedford update

Unfortunately, despite cross-party pressure from local MPs, East Midlands Trains are not able to temporarily reinstate Bedford stops during their peak time services.

Response from Govia

Following the emails I have received from constituents, sharing their experiences on the trains, this is the response I received from Govia:


Dear Alistair

Ongoing rail disruption

The situation with GTR services serving my constituents in NE Beds via Bedford, Arlesey, Sandy and Biggleswade remains wholly unacceptable. I have many constituents sending us live information and records of their weeks – it is un untenable situation.

ORR launches Independent Inquiry into May timetable disruption

The Office for Rail Regulation have now formally launched their Independent Inquiry into the recent and widespread timetable disruption suffered on the railway and published the Inquiry Terms of Reference. The inquiry is being led by ORR’s Chair, Professor Stephen Glaister.

NHS Future Funding

A number of constituents have been in touch about how to fund the NHS in the future.

Fur Trade

I am grateful to the many constituents who have contacted me recently about the Petitions Committee debate held on 4 June, “That this House has considered e-petition 200888 relating to the sale of animal fur in the UK”.

MP's Fury over Continued Rail Disruption

As rail disruption enters its third week, following the introduction of the new Railplan2020 timetables, Alistair Burt, MP for North East Bedfordshire is furious at the limited services being offered to constituents.