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Labour's Highway Robbery?
Would you support charging private cars to enter our City? In this Daily Echo article, Clean Air Southampton and Friends of the Earth are suggesting it.
Sadly the Labour Council Leader Chris Hammond does not rule it out in the article.
Councillor Andrew Pope says:
"In all of the conversations we have had on residents' doorsteps about pollution in Southampton, nobody has suggested that private cars should be charged.
Just who does "Clean Air Southampton" represent?
Southampton Independents is totally opposed to charging private cars in any Clean Air Zone.
Instead, residents want it, so we are campaigning for Park and Rides to be implemented. Labour and Tory councillors have done little to progress these in many years. We applaud the new hospital's Park and Ride at Nursling and have supported the planning application.
Southampton City Council should be taking action to get Park and Ride across the City, not charging private cars.
I am asking the Leader of the Council to rule out charging private cars, in a Formal Written Question at the September Full Council meeting."