Earlier this afternoon, Judith Cummins, the Member of Parliament for Bradford South challenged the Prime Minister during his weekly PMQ’s to come clean on whether he knew that the proposed electrification of the Trans Pennine route would not go ahead as planned, before the General Election.
The questions comes on the back of documents revealed on Monday which suggested that Network Rail was already preparing in March for the announcement of the delay.
Speaking after PMQ’s Judith said:
“I’m really disappointed with the Prime Minister’s answer. The electrification of the Trans Pennine route formed part of the conservative manifesto and a central part of the Chancellors promise to deliver a ‘Northern Powerhouse’
“David Cameron and his ministers need to come clean on whether they knew before the General Election that this work wouldn’t go ahead as planned, and whether they have knowingly misled voters
“It’s frankly unacceptable that the Prime Minister dismissed these serious questions as “griping and grievances” when the stakes are so high for the future economic success and competitiveness of places like Bradford and cities across the North
“I’ll keep on asking the difficult questions until I get the answers my constituents deserve and the decisive action we need to restart this vital work”
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