The non-partisan Love the Bus Pass campaign aims to get all major political parties to pledge before the May 2015 General Election, that, if elected, they will retain the England bus pass as an adequately-funded, statutory universal entitlement free at the point of use. The first step on the way is the bus pass petition.
You can download the petition here at:
The number of signatures stood at 152,347 on 10th September, the day they were delivered to No. 10 Downing Street. If your signatures weren’t in the first instalment don’t worry: the organisers Richard Worrall + Andrea Stantonwill deliver the final instalment before next May’s General Election.
They ask that you:
– collect as many signatures as you can. You’ll find it’s ever so easy. All ages are wel- come to sign: youngsters have grandparents, while those of working age have parents, and will want to be sure of having a pass as they come of age.
– pass word on to friends & family in all parts of England.
‘It’s deliberate policy that this is a pen-on-paper petition because of the many conversations and hence awareness that this process generates, since we all (and especially candidates!) need to understand that our votes at the General Election could decide whether, in years to come, there’ll still be an England bus pass to provide mob-ility for older, blind and disabled citizens, to enable their ongoing huge contribution to the social and economic life of the nation.’