Private Members' Bill to overturn the ULEZ expansion

Dartford borders the London Borough of Bexley, and I have been a vocal opponent of the Labour Mayor charging residents £12.50 a day as part of the ULEZ expansion.

This expansion is a disaster for working people and Dartfordians are penalised for simply travelling to work or just going about our daily lives. 

I was recently selected as 13th in the Private Members' Bill ballot and I announced that my Bill was to overturn the ULEZ expansion in London which came into force in August 2023.  

I presented The Greater London Low Emission Zone Charging (Amendment) Bill to Parliament on 6th December 2023 and the second reading took place on 22nd March 2024.   Unfortunately, the Labour Party blocked my Bill at its second reading by "talking it out" and denying an opportunity for MPs to vote on my Bill, which had Government support.  My Bill returned to the House on 19th April and was then blocked again by the Labour Party which ended any chance of it becoming law.


Gareth Johnson MP again challenges the Mayor of London over ULEZ

I have today contacted Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, to challenge him about the ULEZ charge.  I would like to see all Dartford residents exempt from the ULEZ as well as see the ULEZ fee suspended for all on strike days.  I don't expect a positive response but I don't see why we should be subject t

Gareth Johnson MP responds to High Court ULEZ ruling

The High Court verdict on ULEZ today is extremely disappointing.  The Labour Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan's, ULEZ expansion may be legal, but this does not make it right.

ULEZ will impact one in seven drivers and financially penalise hard working families with a £12.50 daily charge.