MP tells South Glos Council to “get a grip” and sort out MetroBus traffic chaos

Local MP Jack Lopresti has arranged an urgent meeting with the Secretary of State for Transport to discuss traffic congestion caused by the MetroBus roadworks in Bradley Stoke, which he says “have gone on for too long”. The move comes just days after Mr Lopresti’s efforts to put pressure on South Gloucestershire Council to alleviate the problems were heavily criticised in scores

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MetroBus major roadworks sign on Bradley Stoke Way.

MP calls public meeting to discuss issues surrounding MetroBus works

Local MP Jack Lopresti has announced that he is to host and chair a public meeting to discuss the controversial MetroBus scheme works. Representatives from South Gloucestershire Council, MetroBus, the project contractors, First Bus and councillors have been invited. The public meeting will be held on Friday 26th February 2016, at 7pm in the main hall of Bradley Stoke Community

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MP’s expenses “soar” due to extra staff costs

Expenses claimed by Filton and Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti “soared by nearly 30% in 2011” compared to the previous year, according to a report in the Thornbury and Yate newspaper ‘The Gazette’. Figures published by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), set up following the expenses scandal of 2009,  show that Mr Lopresti’s claims rose from £109,159 in 2010/11

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