Labour Group comes out against Khan’s border charge plan

A group of Labour councillors have voiced their concern at the Labour London Mayor’s plans to introduce a £3.50 charge for cars not registered in the capital to enter it.

Kent Online reports the Dartford Labour Group has voiced its opposition and has now requested a meeting with Sadiq Khan.

The report quotes Dartford Labour group leader Sacha Gosine saying, “Charging residents £3.50 to enter London is not something we as Dartford Labour & Cooperative Group could possibly support.

“We have residents who commute into London areas to work, school, see friends and family and even shop at Crayford Sainsbury’s.

“Charging residents to go about their daily lives isn’t something we could support going forward.”

The report adds he said he had written to the Mayor’s office to make it clear they would not be lending their support and has requested a virtual meeting.

Khan is threatening to introduce the charge if the Government does not increase financial support for Transport for London, whose revenues have plummeted since home working was introduced in light of the Coronavirus crisis.

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