Today I was out in Westhoughton North and Chew Moor once again, this time telling commuters about the excellent news that a Conservative Government will freeze rail prices. Travel on our railways is shockingly expensive, a problem that is in no small part due to the 11% rise in train travel that Labour introduced during their final year in power.
Now we are bringing in an effective freeze to rail prices in real terms by ensuring they aren’t going up by more than inflation; so you won’t see rocketing prices like you did under the last government. This is good news for rail passengers and the news was very well received when I visited Westhoughton station to talk to passengers today.
On a similar note, the Conservatives cancelling the fuel duty rise that Labour wanted to bring in means you are saving an average of £10 every time you fill up your car. It’s all part of the long term economic plan to get Britain moving again.
So whichever way you get out and about, you’re better off with the Conservatives.