Rail fares: We need full and fair pricing competition

Rail prices will only start to fall in the UK if ticket sales are opened up to full and fair competition, according to UKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour. She welcomed news of a public consultation aimed at making ticketing fairer...

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Time for the Government to come clean over state of HS2

The Government is trying to pretend that HS2 is on schedule – when in reality it’s mired in behind-the-scenes disagreements, and has absolutely no chance of being finished on time or on budget. That’s the claim made by UKIP transport...

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Why our railway franchise plans are on the wrong track

UKIP transport spokesman Jill Seymour has accused the Government of ‘selling out’ British companies after inviting more overseas firms to bid for the running of UK rail franchises. The Government has granted bidding rights to a trio of continental train...

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Britain’s road network is in a ‘hole’ lot of trouble

UKIP transport spokesman Jill Seymour has called for an urgent injection of cash to repair Britain’s crumbling road network, as the number of potholes reaches record-breaking levels. Mrs Seymour, an MEP for the West Midlands, said it was time that...

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Excellent opportunity to ‘get shot of the driver CPC’

Brexit is presenting the British haulage industry with an excellent opportunity to get rid of the ‘damaging’ Certificate of Professional Competence, according to UKIP transport spokesman Jill Seymour. She said: “It has brought misery and hardship to countless drivers in...

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It’s time for sex criminals to feel the full wrath of the law

Telford-based MEP Jill Seymour today called for an urgent cross-party public inquiry after new reports once again painted the town as the sex crime capital of Britain. Mrs Seymour first met with local police superintendent Tom Harding back in 2016...

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HS2: The mystery of the missing rush-hour seats

UKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour has called for an urgent investigation into the funding of HS2 after a new report highlighted plans to dramatically cut the number of rush-hour seats. Back in 2013, a report from the Department for Transport...

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Shame that the EU is incapable of collaborative approach

Claims that holders of a UK driving licence could be banned from roads in mainland Europe after Brexit have been condemned by UKIP transport spokesman Jill Seymour. A presentation made by the European Commission this week said Brexit would mean the...

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Enough is enough – stop treating drivers as cash cows

Britain’s road policing chief today declared that ‘enough is enough’ as he urged a zero-tolerance policy on speeding motorists. But UKIP’s transport spokesman Jill Seymour responded by saying that ‘enough is enough’ regarding the constant victimisation of road users, and...

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More inequality for the over-taxed British motorist?

Plans to charge road users of the basis of their age or financial means could be a breach of equalities legislation, according to UKIP transport spokesman Jill Seymour. She was responding to a report from the Association for Consultancy and...

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