FBHVC calls on new Government to unlock the power of the historic vehicle movement

Published: 05/07/2024

On the day that the new Labour government took office (5 July 2024) the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) ensured that one of the first items waiting for newly-appointed ministers in their in-trays, was its 'manifesto', especially published that morning.

Aimed specifically at those in power, the FBHVC's document The Power of the Historic Vehicle Movement – The FBHVC Manifesto  outlines the historic vehicle movement's objectives, with a list of seven key areas that it calls on the government, and all politicians to support.

Explains FBHVC Chairman David Whale: “Normally, the Federation would publish our manifesto wishes to political parties ahead of any General Election campaign, but all of the parties were so late in publishing their documents we made the decision to withhold our wishes until now.

“As it transpired this was a good decision, as we anticipated a wider spread of political parties winning seats in parliament. Now is a better time to publicise ‘historic vehicles’ to the many new-elected representatives and provide key facts about our movement for the future.  We will continue to work tirelessly to build relationships.”

Publication of the manifesto came 24 hours after the Federation had submitted its response to the DVLA’s ‘call for evidence’ about historic vehicle registration, announced by the previous Transport Secretary Mark Harper, on 9 May.

Taking over for the Labour government as Secretary of State for Transport is Louise Haigh, who had been Shadow Transport Secretary since November 2021 and was widely expected to retain the transport brief.

Download The Power of the Historic Vehicle Movement – The FBHVC Manifesto  using the link below


FBHVC Manifesto 2024.pdf

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