A BOLTON MP attacked the Greater Manchester Mayor over the shrinking number of bus routes in the region.

Chris Green MP wants to see more action.

Speaking after raising the issue in the House of Commons, the MP for Bolton West said: “More needs to be done by our local councils and the Greater Manchester Mayor to initiate the improvements we want to see to our bus network.”

Mr Green was raising concers about the 33 bus services to be reduced or cut completely across the region.

He asked: “The Government has a powerful agenda on devolution, including public transport, especially local bus services.

“Unfortunately, in Greater Manchester, we have seen no progress being made in this area, and in fact, the local Labour leadership are slashing 33 different services across Greater Manchester.”

Andrea Leadsom, leader of the Commons, said: “The Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Mayor have all the powers to initiative improvements to local bus services, thanks to our Bus Services Act.”

After the debate Mr Green said: “Under the watch of our local Labour leadership, the Greater Manchester bus network has shrunk by 8million miles in four years.”

Union UNISON is starting a campaign for better buses.

Their first meeting will be held tomorrow at Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street at 6.30pm. Book tickets at eventbrite.com/e/fight-the-fat-cats-lets-win-better-buses-for-greater-manchester-tickets-54601492534 online.