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West Coast contract cancelled: calls for sweeping Civil Service changes

Labour MP Margaret Hodge Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Following the cancellation of the First Group franchise for the West Coast Main line, the Labour MP Margaret Hodge has demanded an overhaul of the Civil Service. Three Department for Transport civil servants have already been suspended.

She has called for "proper accountability" to "raise civil servants' game".

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