Labour has come under pressure to rule out expanding a Ulez-style emissions tax from London to other major cities in the U.K. if it wins the next election. MailOnline has more.
A policy document drafted by Sir Keir Starmer’s party backs the idea of ‘clean air zones’ in major urban areas alongside expansion of public transport.
London mayor Sadiq Khan is facing a major fight over the Ultra-Low Emission Zones scheme, which sees the worse-polluting vehicles hit with a £12.50 daily charge.
It currently only applies to cars, vans and lorries entering central London, but from August will be expanded to include all London boroughs.
Greg Hands, the Conservative Party chairman and MP for Chelsea and Fulham, told the Telegraph: “Khan’s cash-grab Ulez expansion is hugely unpopular here in London. Labour need to rule out these unpopular moves on hard-working residents of our great cities.”
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