April 7, 2010 6:46 PM
Mark is working hard to improve local transport services

Mark is working hard to improve local transport services

Today (Wednesday 7 April) local MP and Lib Dem Shadow Transport Minister Mark Hunter led for the Lib Dems in a parliamentary debate on Transport in the North West. Mr Hunter called for greater improvement for local transport services, including:

Since becoming the MP for this area Mark has been constantly active on local transport issues. He set up the local Cheadle and District Rail User Group to lobby for improvements to local rail services, and through consistent campaigning has managed to achieve vital upgrades to local stations - including an upgrade and disabled access at Gatley Station and the major refurbishment of Cheadle Hulme Station set to go ahead early next year.

Commenting after the event, Mark said:

"I was pleased to take advantage of the debate in Parliament today to speak out about the needs and interests of our own area.

"Over the coming weeks I will be fighting to continue this record of action on local transport services.

"As a regular rail user myself, I know that we need massive investment into both our local and national rail services, not least due to the positive impact this could have on our community, our environment and our economy.

"That said, there will always be a need for good roads and other services - which is why I welcome Stockport Council's extra £2 million investment into road repairs after the winter weather."

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