‘It’s the glitz and glamour of this job I love!’: New Tory MP Dehenna Davison blasts a rammed train on her £92 trip from London to her Bishop Aukland constituency as passengers tell her it is ‘the life of a daily commuter’
- MP, 26, posted a picture of herself on a crowded train from London to Edinburgh
- In Twitter post she said she paid ‘£92 to perch in the aisle by the luggage rack’
- LNER said it was the last train to Scottish capital and ‘is always a busy service’
Tory MP Dehenna Davison has complained about her overcrowded train on a £92 trip north from London.
The Bishop Auckland MP posted a picture of herself on a crowded train from London to Edinburgh as she made her way to her County Durham constituency.
The new Bishop Auckland MP said: ‘£92 to perch in the aisle by the luggage rack.
‘It’s the glitz and glamour of this job I love!
‘London North Eastern Railway this is coach E on the 19.00 from London to Edinburgh, and the next stop is in nearly two hours.
‘If there are free seats anywhere, an announcement could be really helpful.’
The Bishop Auckland MP posted a picture of herself (left) on a crowded train from London to Edinburgh (right) as she made her way to her County Durham constituency
The 26-year-old Conservative was elected the MP for Bishop Aukland in County Durham in December’s election
Radio presenter Andy Bell, who was on the same train, joked: ‘I have an exclusive upgrade spot for you, this 1ft square bit of the carriage link.
‘Just a few feet from the toilet – you can smell but can’t reach.’
Graham Witcher commented: ‘You’re lucky, Jeremy Corbyn sat on the floor.’
However people were quick to point out this is standard fare for regular travellers.
One said: ‘That’s the life of a daily commuter.
‘Write to your MP…… oh hang on!’
Rob Boyd blasted: ‘Welcome to adulthood.’
David Brady commented: ‘Not the worst train I’ve seen.’
Other social media users blasted the 26-year-old Conservative MP for blaming a rail company which the Government had recently nationalised.
Gary Spedding slammed: ‘You’re a Conservative MP… speak to your government ministers and ask them to invest in transport and rail infrastructure specifically.
‘You aren’t going to get sympathy when you’re propping up a government responsible for this transport mess.’
LNER responded: ‘I am sorry that you haven’t been able to get a seat, Dehenna.
‘As this is the last service to Edinburgh for the night it is always a busy service.’
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