Jim McMahon – 2021 Comments on Smart Motorways

The comments made by Jim McMahon, the Shadow Transport Secretary, on 20 April 2021.

The Conservatives had a very straightforward choice to make and an opportunity to protect lives on smart motorways.

Yet ministers appear to have decided to ignore the pleas of those who have already lost loved ones, and of the coroners who investigated their deaths.

Labour will continue to press the Transport Secretary to reinstate the hard shoulder immediately while full safety reviews are undertaken and before more lives are lost.