Following the Mayor of London's ULEZ expansion consultation, the results show substantial opposition:
- 60% of respondents overall OPPOSE
- 70% of outer London OPPOSE
- 80% of people who work in outer London OPPOSE
- 80% of outer London business owners OPPOSE
- 90% of black cab drivers OPPOSE
Harrow Conservatives have opposed the ULEZ expansion from the start and made the Council adopt an official position in opposition to the expansion in the summer. Unfortunately local Labour Councillors and the local Labour Assembly Member did not support this.
Following Sadiq Khan's decision to ignore Harrow resident's wishes, Cllr Paul Osborn, Leader of Harrow Council, said:
"This is an outrageous announcement. Mayor Khan has ignored London’s residents and businesses and pushed ahead with his vanity project. This is the wrong solution at the wrong time. There is no evidence that it will improve air quality but it will hit the poorest households most.
This scheme will involve placing hundreds of cameras in Harrow and thousands across London, costing hundreds of millions of pounds.
Harrow residents were overwhelmingly against this idea. We will join with other councils across London to make sure our residents’ wishes are listened to and acted upon.”
You can sign the petition opposing the ULEZ expansion HERE.