I am writing to you to seek urgent clarification following a tweet sent earlier today by the Mayor of London, which stated:
“yes the new silvertown crossing will be in by 2020 followed by 3 more bridges inc Dartford 2 #askboris”
The issue of the location of a new Lower Thames Crossing will have a huge impact on Dartford and it vitally important that the crossing is sited away from this area so that the congestion and pollution our town currently suffers from can be alleviated.
Therefore, the Mayor of London’s remarks today have been the cause of considerable concern amongst Dartford residents, particularly as they come from a senior politician within the Conservative Party. I also note that this is not the first time the Mayor has asserted that a new crossing is planned for Dartford.
I hope you will agree with me that Dartford residents deserve clarity and honesty from the Government on this decision. Therefore, will you urgently confirm to residents that a decision on the location of new Lower Thames Crossing has not yet been made?
If it is now the case that a decision has been made, will you agree with me that this needs to be confirmed to Dartford residents without further delay, prior to the General Election on May 7th?
The people of Dartford would appreciate clarification at the earliest opportunity possible. I have today also written directly to the Mayor of London asking him to clarify his remarks. I look forward to hearing from you
Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Dartford
Dear Gareth, I am writing to you to seek urgent clarification following a tweet sent earlier today by the Mayor of London, which stated: Read more