MPs turn out for The Way Forward launch

24 May 2021
MPs turn out for The Way Forward launch

Last week we launched The Way Forward campaign in London, Birmingham and Liverpool with three campaign-branded double decker buses and a coach.


In London, we were joined by MPs from across the political spectrum, many of whom would have come through the campaign-branded ticket barriers at Westminster tube station on their way into Parliament.

Our campaign messages on ticket gates at Westminster tube station

Huw Merriman, conservative Member of Parliament for Bexhill and Battle and Chair of the Transport Select Committee, showed his support for the campaign from the driver’s seat of our London campaign bus.

Huw Merriman MP in bus

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, Member of Parliament for Slough and Labour Shadow Minister for the Railways, also joined us in support of the campaign.

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP

The Rt. Hon. Ed Davey, MP for Kingston and Surbiton and leader of the Liberal Democrats,  joined our own Norman Baker aboard the London bus outside the Houses of Parliament.

Ed Davey MP with Norman Baker of Campaign for Better Transport

Baroness Jenny Jones of Moulsecoomb, Green Party peer and former Deputy Mayor of London, is seen here talking to Norman Baker outside the campaign bus.

Jenny Jones, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb

Gavin Newlands, Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire North and SNP Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, came along to pledge his support for the campaign. He’s pictured here with Campaign for Better Transport’s Chief Executive Paul Tuohy.

Gavin Newlands MP

In Liverpool, we were joined at Lime Street Station by representatives from Network Rail and Merseyrail in support of the campaign.

Campaign at Liverpool Lime Street Station

Our campaign coach attracted attention in Birmingham parked outside New St Station, along with a campaign double decker bus.

Campaign coach at Birmingham


MPs from all three main political parties – along with Scottish and Northern Irish MPs – have now pledged support for the campaign, proving that no matter where you live, public transport is key to ensuring a brighter future.

You can ask your MP to support the campaign by emailing them using our online form.