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Interview: Issue 601 20 Jul 2012

Eagle eyes greater powers for city regions to take control of transport

Labour published its plans for local transport last month, marking the first output from the party’s comprehensive review of transport policy. With more ideas due to be released in the coming weeks, Andrew Forster went to meet shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle

What would transport policy be like under a Labour Government? Only the party’s diehard supporters would have been interested in that question in the months immediately proceeding the 2010 General Election that saw the party ousted from power after 13 years. But two years on and Labour’s policies inevitably arouse more interest, particularly because public dissatisfaction with the coalition Government is growing.

Under the direction of new leader Ed Miliband, Labour has been...

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