Added push required for National Bus Pass Petition

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:

Love the Bus Pass Petition

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.’

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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