Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was in Lenton, Nottingham ahead of a meeting in Derbyshire about the previous cuts to bus services around the East Midlands.

He stopped off just outside Sainsbury’s, Lenton as he planned to catch the number 21 bus all the way to Kirk Hallam, Derbyshire.

He found the time to speak to residents of the area about their issues and even posed for pictures.

 

“The cuts to local authority support for bus services means many bus routes have been cut or disappeared all together”

Jeremy corbyn, labour party leader

 

Jeremy Corbyn speaking to a bus driver in Nottingham

He said: “Most people use buses at some point, in fact there are more bus journeys made per year across the country than train journeys.”

“The cuts to local authority support for bus services means many bus routes have been cut or disappeared all together”

And in this case the Labour party leader was right – unfortunately he had to take an alternative mode of transport to Ilkeston after the number 21 bus didn’t turn up.

“We’ve been waiting 40 minutes for the bus… and it has even disappeared off the information board,” he said while waiting for the bus in Nottingham.

Bus company Trent Barton did reply to Mr Corbyn on Twitter.

But, whilst he was in Nottingham he still couldn’t get away from being asked about his meeting with Prime Minister, Theresa May

The Labour party said that private bus companies have reported growing profits in recent years, with those in England making a total of £3.3 billion since 2009/10.

The Department for Transport figures reveal the number of passengers using bus services in England fell by 85 million to 4.36 billion in the year ending March 2018, a fall of nearly two per cent.