A number of local residents have recently got in touch to ask that we oppose Sadiq Khan's ULEZ expansion plans.
Rest assured that we are against the expansion of the ULEZ, which 66% of respondents opposed in Sadiq Khan’s official consultation.
This is a £12.50 daily cost-of-living charge which will be levied on people and businesses who simply cannot afford to upgrade their cars.
The independent Integrated Impact Assessment says the ULEZ expansion will have no effect on climate change, and practically zero effect on particulates - this is just a ‘feel-good’ measure from Sadiq Khan that won’t achieve anything apart from harming Londoners and their businesses.
The £200m+ that is being spent on a London-wide network of cameras would be much better spent helping Londoners with the cost of living, or on other measures to improve air quality (like zero-emissions buses).
In his time in office, Sadiq Khan has accumulated enough air miles to fly around the world fourteen times. He even chose to fly to Argentina for a hybrid meeting. All this whilst charging Londoners more and more to use their cars! That can't be right.
The Conservative Mayor of Croydon has written to Sadiq Khan opposing it as well: https://twitter.com/jasonforcroydon/status/1552025000135344130?s=46&t=tuUVqa0SphGI61c4lZidsQ
We can only hope that he listens to the many Londoners, and those who'll be affected in Surrey, and drop these ill-considered plans.