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MAG TALKING TO POWER

The Motorcycle Action Group has set up what it describes as a “breakthrough” meeting with the government’s junior minister responsible for roads, buses and places.

MAG chairperson Selina Lavender, along with MAG director of campaigns and political engagement Colin Brown, will meet parliamentary under-secretary of state Baroness Vere of Norbiton. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 27 January.

Lavender had written to DfT senior minister Grant Shapps last December, calling for a meeting. And, as a result of that letter, Baroness Vere stepped forward. The MAG team will ask her to place motorcycling in the heart of UK transport policy.

Commenting on this progress, Lavender said: “I am delighted by the prompt response to our request. Certainly, this shows the influence that our organisation is developing. We are looking forward to a constructive meeting which will hopefully prove to be a breakthrough moment for us.”

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