Manchester news Rishi Sunak would ban new smart motorways to end 'war on motorists' Manchester united news
PremierLeague-News.Com - The Tory leadership candidate has made a number of motoring pledges in a bid to gain support from the public
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Rishi Sunak has announced he would ban new smart motorways from being created, clamp down on rogue parking fines, and review low traffic neighbourhoods to combat what he calls a “war on motorists”. The Tory leadership contender’s camp described him as the “most pro-driver chancellor in history” as he battles to make up ground on rival Liz Truss. In his latest bid to gain support from members of the public, Sunak also pledged to transition to electric vehicles without punishing drivers and deliver a “rural rollout action plan” to ensure countryside communities are not left behind. Mr Sunak said: “The UK is a passionate driving nation because driving provides freedom. We need to stop making life difficult for the vast majority of people across the UK who rely on a car as their primary source of transport to healthcare, employment and other essential day-to-day things. READ MORE: Man, 44, arrested on suspicion of threats to destroy property after homes evacuated amid 'gas leak' fears “As chancellor, I introduced the largest cut to fuel duty in a generation, and as prime minister I will go further so that we stop the war on motorists once and for all.” Mr Sunak’s campaign, which polls suggest is lagging far behind the Foreign Secretary’s, clarified he was not hinting at further fuel cuts with that remark.
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. This would go a step further than the existing policy of waiting for five years of safety evidence before any decision about further construction of smart motorways is made.
An emergency refuge area on a smart motorway (Image: PA) He also pledged a stronger version of the parking code of practice to clamp down on the overzealous enforcement of parking charges by private operators. Low traffic neighbourhoods, or LTNs, would be reviewed because of Mr Sunak’s concerns they have led to difficulties for emergency vehicles, like ambulances. Mr Sunak will hope the pledges can win support among the Tory membership who will select Boris Johnson’s successor, who will enter No 10 on September 6. Polls have consistently put Ms Truss far ahead of Mr Sunak. Read more of today's top stories here READ NEXT : School issues heartfelt tribute after pupil dies after 'getting into difficulty' in water Major police cordon after girl, 17, suffers 'serious sexual assault' Mum's horror after son, 5, reportedly hit by food delivery cyclist while on zebra crossing Woman 'did not want to be here anymore' after 'being raped' by Benjamin Mendy Man, 87, forced to wait 15 HOURS for ambulance under makeshift shelter as distraught family says 'system is broken'
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