Rail Fares

There have been votes in Parliament on the subject of regulating, and capping, rail fares.

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Jim Shannon almost always voted for

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Major votes

  • On 9 Jan 2013: Jim Shannon voted to cap rail fare increases and to ban the introduction of a new category of ticket for super-peak trains. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2012: Jim Shannon voted to cap annual rail fair increases at 1% above inflation and to ban increases in excess of that limit. Show vote
  • On 16 May 2012: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Queens' Speech — Cost of Living — Public Transport Fares — VAT on Fuel Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Jim Shannon voted to prevent individual rail fares being increased by more than the amount of the Government's cap, which applied to average increases. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 4 Sep 2013: Jim Shannon voted to call on the government to get more people into work, bring forward capital investment, introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee, reintroduce a 10% rate of income tax paid for by a mansion tax, act on "rip off" rail fares and soaring energy costs, stand up for families in the private rented sector, reform pensions, curb payday lenders, and reform banking, planning and the skills system. Show vote

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