Faiza Shaheen

Transport

Parts of our constituency have very poor transport links with considerable congestion during the rush hour.

Air pollution is a major issue in our communities. Ten thousand Londoners die every year as a consequence of poor air quality and asthma is commonplace among our children.

The Mayor of London has already introduced an Ultra Low Emission Zone. I will be campaigning for Government to fund a generous scrappage scheme for non-compliant vehicles and provision for low-income drivers and small businesses.

The rolling stock on the Chingford to Liverpool Street line is inadequate and, if we are to be encouraged out of our cars we need faster, cleaner and more convenient public transport in the area.

The Department for Transport has seen cuts of day-to-day spending of more than two thirds under the Conservatives, but Labour will restore funding to public transport and invest in our trains and buses.

 

Statistics

40,000 people a year in the UK die from the consequences of poor air quality. This includes nearly 10,000 Londoners.

London has the worst air quality in the UK. London has the highest number of children with chronic asthma in the UK.

Around 20% of all premature deaths in Waltham Forest are a consequence of poor air quality. This equates to around 300 deaths a year.

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