Witham MP, Priti Patel, secured a debate in parliament entitled "The Performance of National Express East Anglia" which took place yesterday. In the debate Ms Patel took the opportunity to raise her constituents' concerns at the service provided by NXEA with the Rail Minister Theresa Villiers. Sadly only one other MP was present - the MP for Brigg and Goole (Yorkshire, before you ask).
It is disappointing to note that no other Essex MPs were present and that an opportunity for a consolidated approach was not taken. The MRUA has this morning written to Bernard Jenkin MP to highlight the disappointment already being voiced by Manningtree and Harwich commuters.