All Labour MPs from across the West Midlands have signed Liam Byrne’s letter calling on Andy Street to extent the offer of free travel to every key worker across the West Midlands.
Currently, only NHS workers are eligible for the offer of free travel, which includes free access to buses, trams and trains during the pandemic. However, in the letter Liam Byrne points out that there are large groups of key workers who do not qualify for this support despite being on the front-line against Covid-19, including care workers.
Jack Dromey MP said:
“I am pleased to have signed Liam Byrne’s letter to Andy Street calling on free travel for all key workers in the West Midlands.
“All of our front-line workers who are keeping the country going during this unprecedented time, often facing a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, deserve our full support. This is a simple gesture that could make a real difference in this difficult time.”
You can read the full letter below: