On Friday 23 November, Amber Rudd MP attended the annual general meeting of the Marshlink held in Rye. During the meeting, Amber provided attendees with an update of the situation with regards to rail connections in Hastings and Rye, as well as across East Sussex more generally. Amber then presented a certificate to Mr John Spencer, station partner at Winchelsea station, in recognition of his long-standing commitment to community rail work. John has been an active campaigner for improved railway line services and has spent time working alongside Marsh Link Action Group.
The Marshlink AGM was held in Rye Town Hall where attendees heard from a range of rail experts – these included Ms Angie Doll, GTR’s Passenger Services Director, Andrew Wood of Network Rail, Barry Yates of the Sussex Wildlife Trust and Kevin Barry, Sussex Community Rail Partnership’s Development Officer.
Commenting on her attendance at the Marshlink AGM, Amber said: “Ever since being elected MP for Hastings and Rye back in 2010, I have campaigned long and hard for improved rail services both for my constituency and for East Sussex. I will continue to speak out on this issue, which I feel so passionately about and am determined to see continued improvements on both the Marshlink line and on links with the High-Speed rail service at Ashford.”
Photo: Amber (standing) is pictured at the Marshlink AGM held at Rye Town Hall along with other guest speakers.