Responding to a recent question raised at September's council meeting, Councillor Gemma Curran has said "SEND transport is incredibly important to our families who depend on it. It is correct and recognised over the past few years that demand has significantly increased, putting challenges on the overall budget. That is why the previous administration brought the management of transport together with Kingston, and made other changes to make it more efficient. There was also a clear plan put in place with other actions to control the growth in the budget. We will see if the Liberal Democrats bring forward anything new, and anything innovative that helps families. But so far it is another example of the Lib Dems making things up to cover themselves, and repackaging activities that were already under way."