Jim McMahon – 2021 Comments on the Williams Review

The comments made by Jim McMahon, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, on 20 May 2021.

Whilst we welcome steps to increase public control and ownership over the railways, there remains many unanswered questions in today’s report.

Despite two press releases in six hours, a morning media round and a statement to the house, the Transport Secretary still seems unable to explain how his flexible ticketing offer will actually deliver saving for passengers.

Labour has long argued that public ownership of the rail network will provide better value for the taxpayer and for passengers, who deserve more than rhetoric from this Government.