Stop using buses for political advantage

Local Liberal Democrats are dismayed by the fact that announcements about revisions to Woodley and Earley buses have been announced by a Conservative party press release rather than by anything being released officially by Reading Transport or Wokingham Borough Council.

Cllr Phil Challis (Lib Dem councillor for Loddon ward) said: ‘I am calling on Reading Transport and Wokingham Borough to publish full details about the route changes that come into effect just after the election and publish the new routes and times. We really can’t have situation where local Conservatives can selectively release information for political advantage without the information being in the public domain.’

‘Liberal Democrats have been campaigning hard for many years to ensure that residents get a good bus service. We have also been campaigning for more openness at the council. We want residents to be told properly about all the changes to the buses. That should be the job of the council and the bus companies and not of an individual Conservative councillor choosing what gets said to try to get party political advantage.’

Published by Woodley & Whitegates Liberal Democrats, 26 Farriers Close Woodley, Reading RG5 3DD.

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