UPDATE 02/11/20 TORY U-TURN!
I’m appalled by reports that Boris Johnson wants to force an extension of the congestion charge zone up to the north circular. There is no justification for such a move.
It would be disastrous for people in Wood Green and for our local businesses who are already paying the price of this Tory Government’s failure.
We are in the middle of a pandemic and so many people in Haringey are really struggling. Unemployment has risen by 182% since March and we’ve got the highest proportion of people claiming unemployment benefit in London.
This shameful Tory move would put 4 million additional Londoners in the congestion charge zone and comes on top of scrapping young people’s free travel “zip card”.
This is yet another kick in the teeth for hard-pressed Londoners and I will do everything I can to fight it.