Across the country rail services are in meltdown and the Tories are failing to stand up for millions of passengers. On Monday 3 September we held a National Campaign Day announcing our plans to put passengers before profits by bringing the railways back into public ownership. Labour was a very visible presence at many railway stations in the north of England. We campaigned at Saltburn-by-the-SeaCarlisle, Copeland, Whitehaven, Blyth Valley, Berwick, and Sedgefield.

Here in the Hexham constituency we had a placard and members leafleting Hexham railway station where we talked to passengers about Labour’s plans to bring the rail system back into public ownership. This was very well received by a good majority people travelling that day.