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The Tories have pledged to reverse Sadiq Khan’s extremely low emisson zone (ULEZ) enlargement if Rishi Sunak wins the overall election.

The social gathering mentioned it might introduce laws setting out a collection of measures to again motorists.

They embody scrapping the ULEZ enlargement to outer London, in addition to banning pay-per-mile street taxes and giving residents the best to referendums on Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) and 20mph zones.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak mentioned: “We are the party on the side of drivers. That’s why we have a clear plan to keep motoring costs under control and ensure people have the freedom to drive as they need to lead their daily lives.

“We will empower drivers and local residents to challenge aggressive and punitive traffic-inducing measures, like LTNs that were imposed without local consent.

“That’s the clear choice in this election – between Labour who have launched a war on drivers in London and Wales, and our clear plan to give drivers the freedom they need to build a secure future for themselves and their children.”

The Backing Drivers Bill could be launched within the first King’s Speech if the Conservatives keep in energy.

Transport Secretary Mark Harper added: “We will proceed to construct on our clear plan for drivers and ensure they’re supported within the face of Labour politicians determined to tax them off the roads.

“We will reverse Sadiq Khan’s unfair ULEZ expansion and rule out any blanket 20mph zones because we are on the drivers’ side.

“And we will rule out any pay-per-mile road tax to keep costs for drivers down.

“There’s a clear choice at this election – Labour who will continue to penalise drivers or the Conservatives who will back drivers.”

Mr Khan, the Labour Mayor of London, sparked a backlash over his enlargement of the ULEZ to cowl the entire of the capital final August.

Meanwhile, the Labour-run Welsh Government prompted widespread fury with a 20mph default pace restrict in built-up areas launched final September.