Chris Grayling accused of putting politics over people in rail letter leak
Transport secretary, who blocked London rail devolution, under fire over note saying it could put routes ‘in clutches of Labour mayor’
Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, has been accused of putting party politics above the interests of London commuters, after a leaked letter showed he once opposed devolution of suburban rail routes in case it put them “in the clutches of a Labour mayor”.
The transport secretary this week blocked a request by Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, to hand control of the Southeastern commuter route to City Hall and Transport for London (TfL), saying there was no need for a massive reorganisation.
Source: Guardian Transport