Margaret Hodge calls for new bus route to Queen’s hospital
- Credit: Archant
Labour’s Margaret Hodge travelled from Barking Riverside to Queen’s Hospital by bus on Monday to highlight her campaign for better transport links.
The Barking parliamentary candidate had to catch three rides from Shearwater Close to the Romford hospital – a journey that can take up to two hours.
“If you’ve got to have dialysis or chemotherapy then you have to spend four hours travelling for your treatment, it’s just not on,” Mrs Hodge told the Post.
“We’ve got thousands of signatures because it’s something lots of people feel strongly about.”
She will hand her petition in to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson some time after next week’s general election.
You may also want to watch:
Mrs Hodge also took time out from her campaign to speak to first-time voters at Barking and Dagenham College’s Technical Skills Academy last week, urging them to get to the polls.
The deadline for voting registration closed the day before with a record-breaking 469,000 people signing up on the final day.
- 1 Police patrols increase at Dagenham Tube stations
- 2 Appeal to help find missing girl who may be in Dagenham, Ilford or Stratford
- 3 Patrols target antisocial behaviour in Barking town centre
- 4 Mum of girl with rare genetic condition vows to keep raising awareness
- 5 Barking Riverside homeowners urge developer to cover cost of decking replacements
- 6 What is changing when Covid lockdown rules ease on May 17?
- 7 Chadwell Heath woman fined after not reporting Iron Age coin find
- 8 Man shot in the face in Dagenham
- 9 London elections 2021: City and East candidates make case for your vote
- 10 Doctors 'concerned' patients' health will suffer due to non-Covid backlog
“By turning out on May 7th, young people can push the issues they care about up the political agenda,” she said.
“I urge all young voters to head to the ballot box and make their voices heard.”