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News from Keith Prince: False fares freeze - Commuters paying for Mayor’s broken promise

03 January 2017

Fares to increase almost two per cent despite Sadiq Khan’s pledge

Commuters are paying for the Mayor of London’s broken promise to freeze fares for all Londoners until 2020, says Keith Prince AM.

Fares have increased by 1.9 per cent in January, despite Sadiq Khan promising last year that ‘Londoners won’t pay a penny more in 2020 than they do today’.

Keith Prince, London Assembly member for Havering and Redbridge, said:

The Mayor was crystal clear in his pre-election promise to freeze fares for Londoners until 2020 – and it is crystal clear who is to blame for it not being delivered.

A total of 4.5 million regular commuters will see their fares go up this month, proof that the Mayor’s supposed fares freeze is a farce.

By trying to deflect blame onto the government, Sadiq Khan is failing to take responsibility for his own promises. Londoners are now beginning to see the Mayor’s inability to deliver when it matters.

Notes to editors

Chris Hewett

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Gordon Cameron

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