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Halton bridge tolls press release

Halton Trade Union & Socialist Coalition members call on Steve Rotheram, mayor of the ‘city region’, Derek Twigg MP & Mike Amesbury MP to meet with the Government & demand the immediate removal of all proposed charges and tolls on the Silver Jubilee & Mersey Gateway Bridges and for the Bridges to be under State, not private control.
Workers and families across the region are already struggling with the effects of Tory austerity, the continued stagnation of wages & the unabated rise in energy prices, household bills and transport costs. The last thing they need is another drain on resources which are already stretched to the limit.  Many activities are already beyond the financial reach of a lot of families in the region, without this new stealth tax.
Small businesses will suffer the consequences of customers being put off travelling across the Mersey due to the increased cost.  The area’s entertainment, restaurant and pub industry will face similar problems.  Large…

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