Rail price rise is penalising those who rely on public transport

UKIP’s transport spokesman Jill Seymour has condemned the latest inflation-busting rise in rail fares. The price of a train ticket in Britain will go up by an average of 3.4% from the start of January – the largest increase since...

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New driving test is a breach of the Highway Code

Changes to the UK driving test are encouraging motorists to break the Highway Code, according to UKIP transport spokesman Jill Seymour. Mrs Seymour, a West Midlands MEP, wrote to transport secretary Chris Grayling last month to raise her concerns. Now the...

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Local authorities must act on HS2 before it’s too late

  West Midlands MEP Jill Seymour is urging local authorities to follow the example being set by Stafford - and challenge the HS2 rail project before it is too late. Stafford Borough Council has set aside £65,000 to create a ‘fighting...

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Mixed bag for road users announced in the 2017 Budget

Philip Hammond’s budget has served up a mixed bag of measures for road users, according to UKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour. She welcomed the investment in more charging points to keep pace with the growth in demand for electric cars,...

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Electric cars: Remove red tape and let market take its course

UKIP transport spokesman Jill Seymour has called on British industry leaders to help speed up the roll-out of electric car charging points. Speaking in the European Parliament at Strasbourg, she said: “I’ve been calling for railways to be electrified, but...

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Traffic lights on motorways? It just doesn’t make sense

Plans to install traffic lights on motorways to ease rush hour congestion have been slammed as ‘ridiculous’ by UKIP transport spokesman Jill Seymour. Highways England plans to install lights at the junction of the M6 and M62 near Warrington, to...

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Save Rudolph . . . ‘Sleigh’ HS2. Petition is launched

West Midlands MEP Jill Seymour has launched a petition calling for Government intervention to prevent the largest herd of reindeer outside Scandinavia from being culled. The ‘Save Rudolph – Sleigh HS2’ campaign is a bid to prevent Blithbury Lodge in...

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An arrogant and disgraceful misuse of public money

UKIP Transport spokesman Jill Seymour has called for an urgent investigation into the funding of HS2 after the National Audit Office found evidence of unauthorised redundancy payments worth nearly £2 million. Chief financial officer Steve Allen announced he would be stepping...

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Hospital parking charge increases are ‘beyond disgusting’

Shropshire-based MEP Jill Seymour has called for an urgent investigation into the huge rise in parking charges being introduced at the county’s two main hospitals. She described the inflation-busting increases at the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal hospitals as ‘beyond...

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Jill retains Transport brief under new UKIP leader

New UKIP leader Henry Bolton has announced his front bench team to take UKIP forward - and Jill Seymour has retained her role as Transport spokesman. Also included is be a leadership group of Margot Parker MEP, as Deputy leader and Jim...

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