News

15th July Interim Timetables

I have today seen the interim timetables, attached below, published by Govia Thameslink for stations in and around my constituency. On paper there is a definite improvement to the services previously on offer, but after many broken promises only time will tell.

Civil Liability Bill (EDM 1140)

Many thanks to those constituents who contacted me regarding the Civil Liability Bill and their concerns about the possible impact on vulnerable road users in relation to whiplash claims.

Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary

I have been contacted by several constituents in recent weeks about establishing an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.

Declassification of First Class Carriages

I am delighted that the sensible decision to declassify all peak time 1st class carriages on Thameslink & Great Northern trains has finally been made. I am pleased to have at least achieved this small concession for my constituents struggling through this awful disruption.

Update letter from GTR

Please find attached a letter received from Nick Brown, Chief Operating Officer at GTR.

Whilst I appreciate it offers little comfort, I am sure you will wish to see it.

Brexit - General Update

I continue to receive a number of emails from constituents in relation to the UK’s exit from the European Union. These are from those who voted leave and feel that the process is being frustrated, and those who wanted to remain and are concerned about the future.