Members of the London Assembly have attacked suggestions by Ken Livingstone that the Congestion Charge could increase by 25% to £10 a day.
Speaking last night on ITV’s annual London Debate the Mayor said the increase was “very likely” if he is re-elected for a third term.
Angie Bray, Conservative Spokesman for the Congestion Charge, claimed the Mayor had turned out to be “expensive” for London.
“Whenever he needs more money the c-charge and bus fares are where he turns. This rise confirms that c-charge is about raising revenue not cutting traffic”.
Liberal Democrat Geoff Pope claimed the Mayor “appears to be doing this just to boost his coffers”.
Members of the One London Party also attacked the news. Damian Hockney AM called the charge “one of the causes for the downturn in business in central London”.
However the Mayor does have some backing, speaking on BBC London News Green Party AM Jenny Jones expressed her support for the increase.