Shadow Transport Secretary Visits Beam Park Station Site

Jon Cruddas MP, Louise Haigh MP, Margaret Mullane PPC
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Shadow Transport Secretary Visits Beam Park Station Site

Jon Cruddas MP and Margaret Mullane, Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Dagenham and Rainham, welcomed Louise Haigh MP Shadow Transport Secretary to the site of the promised Beam Park station today.

This is a stepping up of Labour’s local campaign for the government to remove its block on the Beam Park station project.

Jon said “The government has to get out of the way and allow the promised station at Beam Park to proceed. Margaret and I invited Louise Haigh to the site of the station which has planning consent and is fully funded, to point out that residents bought homes on the Beam Park development and elsewhere in the vicinity on the explicit promise that there would be a station with a 20 minute travel time to central London.”

Margaret commented “These false promises have put 2,000 new homes and hundreds of jobs for local people on hold and at risk. The Tory government has failed our area so it falls to Labour in Dagenham and Rainham to pick up the pieces and we are determined to deliver for local people. It was important to get Louise Haigh here today because in a matter of months she could be the Secretary of State for Transport in a Labour government.”