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Public transport on the agenda as election looms
With the prospect of a general election being called in the near future, close attention was paid to discussions about public transport at this year’s party conferences.
by Meera Rambissoon and Robert Jack
Will he or won’t he? Only Gordon Brown knows if he will soon call a general election, but belief that one is on the horizon influenced the tone of the discussions at this year’s party conferences. There were many interesting discussions about public transport.
Rail was as ever the subject of lively debate, but even the humble bus merited a mention in Brown’s maiden conference speech as prime minister. Listing changes needed to renew democracy, he included: “Change to...