• Conor challenges Government on rip-off rail fares in St Helens North

    Conor McGinn, MP for St Helens North, challenged the Secretary of State for Transport over the large increase in rail prices in his constituency.

    He noted that the cost of a rail season ticket for commuters from Garswood, Rainford, Earlstown and Newton-le-Willows had risen by up to 25% since 2010.

    McGinn called on the Secretary of State to explain this increase to his constituents.

    Commenting Conor said:

    “The cost of travelling to and from work for many of my constituents has risen by a quarter. This is simply unacceptable at a time when many people are struggling to make ends meet.

    “The Government has allowed blatant profiteering that is ripping off passengers and the Secretary of State has failed to justify why prices have been allowed to rise so quickly.

    “It is not good enough. More needs to be done to ensure that transport is affordable for the people who use it.”