This in on behalf of IW Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate, Stewart Blackmore. Ed
Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate, Stewart Blackmore, met Wightlink’s Chief Executive Russell Kew on Friday to discuss the current situation in relation to the ferries and the implications of the takeover of Wightlink by the Balfour Beatty Limited Liability Partnership.
Stewart Blackmore said,
“I am relieved that at least Wightlink has been taken over by a long-term investor rather than an asset stripping organisation, but the new owners must put improving the service for Islanders first.
“I was pleased to learn that Wightlink are working on valuable initiatives such as through ticketing between the buses and the ferries.
“The Island depends on the ferries and a Labour Government will ensure that public service obligations are in force throughout the transport system – rail, buses and ferries.”