Rowena and Ian have been campaigning with our local London Assembly Member Nick Rogers since 2022 against Mayor Khan’s unfair ULEZ expansion.
Conservative councillors proposed a motion, at council last October, calling on Kingston
Council to oppose the ULEZ expansion. The motion asked for the council to call on the Mayor of London to withdraw his planned ULEZ expansion and instead, to focus the almost £400 million that he has set aside for it, on fairer and more effective ways of improving Kingston’s air quality.
Unfortunately, the Lib Dems refused to oppose ULEZ and have done nothing to stop the installation of ULEZ cameras across our Borough.
The expansion would mean that those with non-compliant vehicles would pay £12.50 per day to drive within the ULEZ. Residents would be forced to pay more to get to work, visit friends and family and take advantage of Kingston's local businesses and high streets. This will cost jobs, damage the social fabric of Kingston, and encourage businesses to locate elsewhere.
Local GLA Assembly Nick Rogers AM says, “With prices rising now is the worst time for a £12.50 driving tax. It would regressive, as the less well-off are hit hardest, and areas with poor public transport are left even less accessible. The Mayor must reconsider.” Unfortunately Mayor Khan is not listening to resident concerns and enforcement cameras are already being installed across our borough.
If you share our concerns about ULEZ expansion, please join many others and sign our petition at: action.conservatives.com/stop-drivers-tax.