Letter to editors on TfL funding going forwards
I want to thank everyone who stood up to the Government and their appalling plans to penalise London by scrapping concessionary travel for the young and old, and do untold damage to businesses and family incomes by extending the congestion charge to the North and South Circulars. Mayor Sadiq Khan could not have stood up to the Government without such strong public support, and he has secured financing for TfL for 6 months.
We may have won this battle, but the war continues. The Government continue to treat London unfairly by breaking their promises to cover the cost of Covid, and by saddling TfL with debt. We must remain vigilant and make it clear that the Conservative Party’s war on Londoners must stop. Tax revenues from London far exceed expenditure we get in return, yet the Conservatives still want to take more and more. I urge Londoners to stand beside Sadiq in his quest for a fairer deal for London.
Andrew Dismore AM
London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden