Further to his letter in November 2022, Andrew Rosindell M.P. has written to the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon. Rishi Sunak M.P., calling on the Government's support of Lord Moylan's amendment to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, which would enable councils in London to oppose directives imposed on them by the Mayor.
Mr Rosindell is determined to see that power is restored 'to local people' - a one-size-fits-all approach to pollution, such as the expansion of the U.L.E.Z., is dangerous and highlights a fundamental flaw in London government.
In his letter, Andrew Rosindell M.P. stated thus:
"My constituents are cross, angry and dismayed regarding the proposal of Mayor Khan to expand the U.L.E.Z. and have inundated my office with their concerns.
The U.L.E.Z. charge will disproportionately impact those who depend upon vehicles, including small businesses, who are already grappling with the deviations of economic pressures due to the cost-of-living crisis. Additionally, the Mayor's own independent impact assessment fails to demonstrate a significant improvement in air quality because of the proposed expansion.
We need a new strategy for the reform of ‘London’ government that suits the interests of boroughs like Havering, that remain part of the traditional County of Essex and do not feel happy with the current structure of regional government that has been imposed on us. U.L.E.Z. has brought this issue to the fore like never before.
A Conservative government should use it powers to make changes that restore powers back to local level, giving power back to local people in areas like Havering."
The full letter is attached below.