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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 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.