The President of the Liberal Democrats will be in the Witney constituency tomorrow (Thursday) to highlight problems faced by rural people due to the decimation of local bus services.
She will visit Chipping Norton to bring attention to problems faced by local people since the Conservative County Council voted to axe almost half of Oxfordshire’s subsidised bus routes. Sal, who uses a mobility scooter, also wants to explain how inaccessible surviving buses are for some residents.
Liz Leffman, Liberal Democrat candidate in the Witney by-election, said:
“There is real anger here about how the Conservatives have slashed local services, especially buses.
“Many people in rural villages are now totally marooned. Its fine if you have a couple of cars in the family, but many people rely on buses. The Conservatives axe a whopping 49 bus routes then wonder why the approaches to Oxford grow ever more congested. People working in Swindon have also been hit.
“The County Council made these horrific cuts because of further cuts by the Conservative government. I call on the Conservative candidate for Witney to renounce those cuts as well as the government which forced them on local people. There is no point saying you oppose cuts if you support a government that introduced them.”