Video: Lib Dem chief secretary visits Lewes

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Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, visited Lewes yesterday (Monday) to talk about the issues facing residents.

Danny visited The Runaway Café, which local Lib Dem campaigners supported in the recent row over Southern Railway’s attempt to kick out the current owners and replace them with a franchise.

Danny Alexander visit, Runaway cafe, Lewes Train Station.''With Liz St Pierre and Norman Baker

Danny Alexander visit, Runaway cafe, Lewes Train Station.''With Liz St Pierre and Norman Baker

He met MP and transport minister Norman Baker and campaigner Rosalyn St Pierre to discuss their efforts to get the Lewes-Uckfield rail line re-opened.

Norman said: “It was great that Danny was able to come down to Lewes and talk about this important issue.

“I already know what a great benefit this would be to the area.

“Not only would it increase the use of public transport and ease congestion on busy roads, it would also be a huge boost to the local tourist economy.”

Rosalyn St Pierre added: “I was really pleased to have had the chance to talk to Danny Alexander about this issue and it was great to have his support on something which is so important to residents.”

As well as this Danny was keen to talk about the recent march in Seaford protesting against the cuts to health services in the area and to the DGH.