RESPONDING to the government’s announcement that residents of Thurrock and Dartford will be able to make unlimited trips over the Dartford Crossing for just £20 per year, Councillor John Kent, Leader of Thurrock Council said:
“It was down to the hard work of local Labour councillors and our two Labour MPs that we secured the first crossing discount for Thurrock residents back in 2007.
“Since then Labour has been lobbying hard for the scheme to be expanded and allowing people in Thurrock who regularly use the crossing without limits for just £20 will be a real boost to businesses and residents”
“Thurrock Labour has always been committed to making sure that the existing crossing works for residents in Thurrock.
“This goes to show that the campaigns of local people can make a difference to big government. I only urge government to continue to listen to Thurrock residents and the Labour party in Thurrock to make the Dartford Crossing work even better.
“That means bringing forward plans for free-flow tolling, getting on with improvements at Junction 30 and calling time on the ludicrous plans for a second crossing.”