MPs in East Coast day of action

MPs from across the region are heading to their local train stations as part of a national day of protest. The 'Keep East Coast on Track' campaign is arguing against proposed plans by the Government to re-privatise the franchise.

"This line has been far better than any other line in the country"

MPs from across the North East have been travelling to their local train stations to leaflet against proposed Government plans to re-privatise the East Coast Mainline.

Ministers like Stephen Hepburn, the Labour MP for Jarrow, say the public company is a success and will be giving back more than £800 million to the Government by the end of this financial year.

North East MPs' East Coast Mainline campaign

North East Labour MPs have been leafleting the public at train stations today in a campaign to keep the East Coast rail service in public ownership.

Seven Tyneside MPs gathered at Newcastle Central Station in a continuing campaign to persuade the Government not to sell off East Coast, the publicly owned company.

Two more Labour MPs - Grahame Morris and Roberta Blackman-Woods - were also at Durham Station as part of the national day of action.

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