Southern: Labour calls for inquiry into 'murky world' of rail franchising

Southern: Labour calls for inquiry into 'murky world' of rail franchising

Demand follows disclosure by Guardian that rail franchise mandarin’s board gave Southern contract to client of his company

The Labour party has called for an investigation into disclosures that the civil servant who awarded Southern its rail franchise did so while owning a large share in a consultancy that had been advising the troubled operator’s parent company.

Andy McDonald, the shadow transport secretary, said the disclosures by the Guardian “expose the murky world of rail franchising” and pressed for an investigation by the head of the civil service.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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