Jubilee Volunteers Stranded

MP's are calling for an inquiry after unemployed people from Bristol and Bath hired as unpaid stewards at the Jubilee, were left stranded in London.

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Apology to 'stranded' river pageant stewards

Questions are being asked after a bus load of people from the West Country were stranded in the middle of the night in central London.

They'd travelled to the capital to work as stewards on the day of the Jubilee Pageant on The Thames.

The company that was supposed to be looking after them says the mix-up happened after their coach turned up in London 2 hours early. It has since apologised.

West MP calls for investigation into claims unpaid stewards were told to sleep rough

A West MP has called on the government to investigate claims that unpaid stewards from Bristol were told to sleep rough before working long shifts at the Jubilee celebrations.

Volunteers on the government's Work Programme were taken to London to help control crowds at Sunday's pageant on the Thames. But some have complained that they were told to sleep under a bridge before the 16-hour stint.

A security company has apologised.

Bristol West MP Stephen Williams has written to the work and pensions secretary to complain.


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