On Friday, it was announced that Mayor Khan's ULEZ expansion was going ahead. Andrew Rosindell M.P. has written to the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, to express his deep concerns about the decision that has been made.
Andrew's full letter can be found attached below ⬇
In the letter, Andrew said:
"There is no evidence that it will improve air quality, but it will hit the poorest households in Romford the hardest. Meanwhile, this scheme will involve placing hundreds of cameras in Romford and thousands across London, which will cost hundreds of millions of pounds. This money could be better spent on helping struggling families following the legacy of lockdowns.
London cannot be treated with a one-size-fits-all approach which fails to recognise the needs of people in places like Romford, who identify more with the county of Essex. Unlike urban parts of the capital, residents in Romford do not all have the luxury of a nearby tube station. There is not a tube station in Romford. Many have little option other than to use their cars for travel. Customers from outside of Romford, too, will be charged – which will only hurt local businesses and our town centre in particular.
People in Romford are fed up with being dictated to by Mayor Khan, who continues to ignore their wishes."