Ulez to ‘be scrapped' by Reform UK’s Howard Cox in London Mayor plans - ‘I will remove all cameras!’

Ulez to ‘be scrapped' by Reform UK’s Howard Cox in London Mayor plans - ‘I will remove all cameras!’

Howard Cox on Sadiq Khan and Ulez

Felix Reeves

By Felix Reeves

Published: 19/01/2024

- 15:14

Updated: 15/03/2024

- 11:26

The candidate pledged to scrap Ulez, low traffic neighbourhoods and 20mph speed limits

Reform UK’s candidate for London Mayor has reiterated his proposalds to scrap the entire Ulez charging area if he is elected later this year.

Howard Cox, the mayoral candidate for Reform UK, has been a frequent critic of the Ultra Low Emission Zone since its introduction in 2019.

The campaigner has made scrapping Ulez the main objective of his campaign, alongside cutting crime and “ditching” Sadiq Khan.

In his aim to “get London moving again”, Cox has also promised to remove low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) and 20mph speed limit roads.

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Ulez sign and Howard Cox

Howard Cox has vowed to scrap the Ultra Low Emission Zone if he is elected Mayor


Writing on X, formerly known as Twitter, the founder of the FairFuelUK campaign, made his feelings clear about the future of the Ulez if he is elected.

He said: “The Tory Candidate for London Mayor will keep Ulez in Central London to the N and S Circular.

“I WILL SCRAP ALL OF ULEZ not JUST the Greater London Expansion Zone.

“And Susan Hall will keep all Ulez extension cameras in place too for pay per mile. I WILL REMOVE ALL CAMERAS.”

​Speaking previously to GB News, he said he would not shy away from revoking the emissions-based charging zone to help millions of drivers.

Susan Hall, the Conservative candidate for London Mayor, said she would scrap Sadiq Khan’s Ulez expansion on “day one” if she is elected, indicating that she would keep the original zone in central London.

She has previously described the Ulex expansion as an “unmitigated disaster” and said it was “nothing but a tax grab” in the continued war against motorists.

In addition to her pledge to scrap the Ulez expansion, the former leader of the London Conservatives said she would “cancel Sadiq Khan’s secret plans to introduce pay-per-mile charges on motorists”.

The London mayoral election is set to take place on May 2 later this year, with Labour’s Sadiq Khan looking for his third victory.

The incumbent Mayor has been proactive in promoting the Ulez scheme across London and around the world, with

The World Health Organisation even praised the expansion of the scheme, calling it “politically courageous” and an example for mayors around the world.

Sadiq Khan has received furious backlash from many people furious at his decision to expand the Ulez in August last year, with protestors taking to the streets to voice their criticism of the measures.


Ulez sign

He also vowed to remove all Ulez cameras around the capital


He acknowledged the difficult decision to expand the area but said it was his priority to protect the health of Londoners, pointing to research that toxic air contributes to around 4,000 premature deaths in the capital every year.

Drivers were handed a lifeline in August when Transport for London’s scrappage scheme was extended to allow all London residents to apply for up to £2,000 for scrapping a car or £1,000 for scrapping a motorcycle.

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