John McDonnell MP will be Joining Firefighter picket lines in Hayes later today to stand in solidarity with the firefighters who put their lives at risk to save the lives of others on a daily basis. John said “Once again this vital group of workers have been very badly treated by the Government. I urge people to visit their local fire station over next 4 days to their show support.”
Local MP John McDonnell Slams the Council for Neglecting Remembrance Gardens. Poppies were planted across the borough by the council to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and the sacrifices people made on the front line and at home. As part of this programme the council created two flower beds on the open green in Meadow View Road in Hayes with signs stating We Will Remember Them.
John McDonnell MP said “On the very day the Royal British Legion announces their London Poppy Day, I find two remembrance gardens in a shocking state. The sign on the garden states that we will remember them and yet the area is covered with weeds and the sign is barely visable. Even if the site is intended as self-seeding, the lack of weeding has meant this will prove impossible. This is pure neglect on the part of the council which is utterly disgraceful”.
Press Release: John McDonnell MP is outraged at extension of First Great Western’s franchise.
John McDonnell MP is outraged at extension of First Great Western’s franchise. First Great Western Railway have recently had their franchise extended. This is against a background of having handed back its franchise in 2011 in order to avoid paying more than £800m in premium payments to the government.
The Government gave First Great Western Railway the opportunity to extend their franchise whilst they were considering whether to re-franchise it again. They have now extended it again which is effectively giving First Great Western a new franchise.
John McDonnell said “It is incredible that the Government have rewarded First Great Western in this way. First Great Western have not only failed to pay £800 m in taxes but they are delivering an appalling service in my constituency. The trains are overcrowded and often cancelled. This is a good example of why we need to bring the rail network back into public service”.
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