Wed 29 May, 2019

Tory, Labour and Lib Dem MSPs have been labelled as hypocrites by Scottish Greens Transport Spokesperson John Finnie MSP after a cross party report came to light suggesting all these parties had given their support to the introduction of workplace parking levies.

Tory Transport Spokesperson Jamie Greene, Connectivity Committee Convenor Edward Mountain and North East MSP Peter Chapman signed up to a Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee report (paragraph 219) which recommended the Scottish Government consider including workplace parking levies in its climate change plan.

Labour MSP Rhoda Grant, the SNP’s Richard Lyle and Lib Dem Mike Rumbles also put their names to the report.

John Finnie MSP said:

“Once again, the Tories, Labour and the Lib Dems have shown themselves as the hypocrites we all know them to be. The three parties all signed up to support the workplace parking levy earlier this session, yet now they shamelessly decry the proposal when it is brought forward. This cynical attempt at opportunistic opposition, putting perceived political advantage ahead of the health and wellbeing of those who suffer the ill effects of air pollution is shameful.”


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