The TSSA has criticised the Conservatives after Tory London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey launched a “facts” website about the Covid bailout for Transport for London with the union describing it as “full of lies”.
The transport workers union, the largest organisation representing TfL staff, declared that the Conservative campaign website was an “absolute disgrace” and called for it to be taken down immediately.
The website, titled ‘Transport for London Bailout Facts’, is unbranded with the only reference to its origins at its bottom where it says it was published “on behalf of Shaun Bailey” and lists the London address of the Tory campaign headquarters.
TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes said: “This politically-driven website is full of lies, is an absolute disgrace and should be taken down immediately. Londoners know that coronavirus has hit the whole country hard.
“While the Conservatives were happy to bail out the private train companies and keep funding them so they can pay shareholder dividends, their approach to Transport for London has been nakedly political. This is no time for such games and the Tories should be ashamed.”