3rd June 2010
Greens have slammed the government's decision not to reinstate the Cannon St service from Maidstone and branded Conservative and LibDem coallition as failing the people of Maidstone. They have criticised Helen Grant for her rhetoric in the pre-election period and her failure to secure a return of the service.
Stuart Jeffery of Maidstone Green Party: "We are deeply disappointed at the failure of the new ConDem government to back public transport in Maidstone. Despite the rhetoric of both the Lib Dems and Conservatives in the pre-election period, it seems that they had little intention of improving public transport and the promise were simply false.
"Maidstone is the county town of Kent and needs better train links, not to have them continually down graded. The people of Maidstone have been misled by both Conservatives and Lib Dems; Maidstone deserves better.
"Pre-election comments by Helen Grant are especially galling. Despite her declared support for the local rail campaign group, it seems that this was simply an idle promise."