A Labour MP was left with egg on her face after taking to Twitter to lament the privatisation of the rail network.
Zarah Sultana, MP for Coventry South, was on her way to Leeds for a campaign rally against the cost of living crisis when her train was delayed just north of London.
Posting a picture of herself looking upset at 7.59pm on Tuesday, she described her situation as “another reminder to bring rail into public ownership”.
But what she hadn’t realised was that she was sat on a London North Eastern Railway (LNER) service – which has been owned by the Government since 2018.
And a social media worker for the franchise stepped in to correct her.
The MP said: “My train to Leeds for tonight’s Enough is Enough rally has been stopped just outside London for the last 3 hours.
“I’m sorry not to be there, Leeds.”
“Just another reminder that we need to bring rail into public ownership and make it fit for the future.”