Labour at war at Merseytravel: Joe Hanson's statement over demand for Mark Dowd's resignation
Joe Hanson, the man who wrote the damning report into Merseytravel, has explained why half the Labour party on the transport authority believe their colleague and chairman Mark Dowd needs to resign.
He said: "It was with great disappointment that I had to come to a position were I had no alternate other than to sign a letter of this nature to Cllr Mark Dowd Chairman of Merseytravel.
"Every organisation has a defining moment in its history and I believe that Merseytravel has now reached that moment.
"We can either move forward making Merseytravel and it governance fit for the 21st century and in doing so deliver a world class service to the residents in Merseyside or we can allow it to drift back back to its poor governance, poor practise's, a public facing body that does not deliver value for money for the local taxpayers in Merseyside.
"I believe the staff of Merseytravel and residents in our region deserve a best in class service and that will only be achieved by Mark Dowd stepping down as chair of the authority."
As mentioned in a previous post, Mark Dowd has now made clear he will not resign.