Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury says he’s “really disappointed” – that the government aren’t letting Halton Council lift the tolls on the Mersey Gateway Bridge.
He’s joined 17 other MP’s in writing to the Transport Secretary - arguing that charges on the route are affecting NHS staff and other key workers battling coronavirus.
Really disappointed the Government has chosen not to help NHS & key workers by removing the tolls from Mersey Gateway. 85% of the journeys taken using the Gateway now are essential & a majority of users are key workers. We urge the Department for Transport to urgently reconsider. pic.twitter.com/FnynIhtHRf— Mike Amesbury MP (@MikeAmesburyMP) April 3, 2020