Over the past months, I have been contacted by many parents' with regards to the struggles they are experiencing getting their children to school because of either a lack of school bus spaces or a shortage in services. This is a deeply concerning issues and it is vitally important that children don't miss out on education.
I have now launched a new campaign, A Better Bus To School, to work with the council and local stakeholders and get to the bottom of this important issue to ensure children are able to travel to school safely.
This week, I have written to various schools within my constituency to ask them to get in touch with me if their pupils are having difficulties getting in and from school due to problems with school busses. I also urge parents and legal guardians to get in touch with me and share their experiences.