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MAG MEETS THE VOICE OF BIKING AT WESTMINSTER

The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has met with Chris Law MP, the new chair of the Parliamentary All-Party Motorcycle Group, to discuss the agenda for biking and the way ahead. The parliamentary group safeguards motorcycling interests by monitoring legislation for matters affecting motorcycling.

The aim of the meeting – involving Dr Leon Mannings (MAG’s policy and campaigns advisor, far left) and Lembit Öpik (its director of communications and public affairs, right) – was to introduce the work of MAG and to explore the options for working together. Chris Law, pictured centre, is MP for Dundee West.

“Mr Law’s experience and commitment to the motorcycling agenda are self-evident,” says Mannings. “He’s been riding motorcycles for most of his life – further, longer and at higher altitudes than most riders ever will! He also has high hopes for the all-party proup. MAG is ready, willing and able to support him, especially when it comes to promoting common sense about regulations.”

Opik, a former chair of the parliamentary group, added: “Chris Law is one of those people who inspire confidence the moment you meet him. His attitude is honest, his style straight-talking, and his understanding of riders’ rights unsurpassed. The all-party group  has a powerful voice in Parliament and can influence ministerial thinking. 

“Chris will speak up for freedom from overbearing legislation and promote the case for encouraging motorbikes as part of the solution to our congestion and environmental problems. This could also help bring the three big voices for biking closer together: riders, manufacturers and politicians. Leon and Chris had a particularly effective discussion. The real winner will be motorcycling itself.”     

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