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Derek Twigg, MP for Halton

Working Hard for Widnes, Runcorn & Hale

Halton MP Condemns Government over Toll Double Standards

04 Dec 2013

Halton MP Derek Twigg has condemned the Tory led Government’s decision to change its policy of paying for improvements to the A14 in East Anglia by introducing tolls, while insisting that both the current Runcorn/Widnes Bridge and the New Mersey Gateway crossing will be tolled.

Derek Twigg, who has continually raised this matter in Parliament, said;

 “This is a scandal. If reports in today’s media are correct, it is just another example of the North/South divide. How can the Government  justify paying for the A14 improvements from general taxation while forcing Halton taxpayers to pay to use what is currently an untolled local road, I do not know of any other situation like this in the UK?

The Chancellor must announce in his Autumn Statement that he is going to find additional funding for the Mersey Gateway to allow my constituents to cross the river free of charge.”

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