The Conservative candidate for London Mayor is promising to undo the 30% hike in the congestion charge, and its increase in hours if he becomes Mayor in next year’s delayed election.
Business paper City AM reports Shaun Bailey has submitted a petition to City Hall against the rise, and that he’s also rejecting Mayor Sadiq Khan’s claims that the increase was forced upon him by the Government, saying that the “mismanagement” of Transport for London’s finances happened way before Coronavirus.
“Countless Londoners will drive to work this week,” he’s quoted as saying. “They’ll be small-business owners, police officers, teachers, the people who keep this city running. And they’ll all be hit with the Mayor’s new congestion charge of £15 a day, seven days a week.”
A Mayor of London spokesperson told City AM, “The Government was absolutely clear that TfL must bring forward proposals to widen the level and scope of the Congestion Charge. If Assembly Member Bailey doesn’t like it he needs to raise this with the Government.”