Leeds MP @StuartAndrew speaks to @RadioAndrewE after shelving of electrification of Leeds-Manchester line.

Jun 25, 2015, 03:26 PM

A plan to electrify the railway line between Leeds and Manchester is being shelved.

The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has told MPs that successive governments had failed to invest the sums necessary in the rail network and Network Rail had also failed to foresee problems involved with carrying out the work.

Stuart Andrew is the MP for Pudsey and has just been given a job in the Transport Department - he's been talking to Andrew Edwards.