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Toby finally gets answer on Midland Mainline electrification

Last month, Toby used a Parliamentary question time to seek an update on the electrification of the Midland Mainline, in the light of a report suggesting delays to the project.

Toby explains: “I was very disappointed that the Secretary of State for Transport did not respond to what was a serious and important question, but in my opinion merely gave a party political response.”

Readers can judge this for themselves here.

Toby therefore wrote to the Minister responsible asking for proper clarification.  This has finally arrived and confirms that the project is on still on target and electric services to Sheffield, via Chesterfield, should be in place by the end of 2020.

You can read this letter here.

Toby said: “People in Chesterfield can be assured that I will continue to monitor the situation and hold the government to their promises.”

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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