Earlier today, Andrew Rosindell M.P. has called on the Transport Secretary, again, to intervene before its too late.
The concerns raised by Andrew mirror the sentiments of many residents who see themselves as part of Essex rather than London. Despite this regional identity, they find themselves subject to the U.L.E.Z. policy they didn't vote for and argue is unnecessary for the borough of Havering, which boasts commendable air quality and emission levels.
Of notable significance is Andrew's reference to the Greater London Authority Act 1999, Section 143, which provides the Secretary of State for Transport with the authority to intervene and block any scheme that is deemed detrimental to areas outside Greater London. He called on the Secretary of State to exercise this power and direct the Mayor to reconsider or delay the U.L.E.Z. expansion, given the strong opposition within his constituency and the prevailing economic challenges.
As the clock ticks down to the U.L.E.Z. expansion, Andrew's appeal serves as a passionate call to action for the Conservative Government to intervene on behalf of Havering residents. With the potential to sway the course of the U.L.E.Z. expansion, Rosindell's letter echoes the collective voice of his constituents who yearn for a reconsideration of the policy's implementation.