Angela Rayner has delivered a warning to Sadiq Khan that he should take heed to voters on ULEZ, or threat dropping Labour extra seats in outer London and the commuter belt.
The deputy Labour chief mentioned: “The choice in Uxbridge was associated to ULEZ.
“The Uxbridge outcome reveals that while you don’t take heed to the voters, you don’t win elections.”
The slap down of the controversial London mayor got here following Labour’s shock defeat in Boris Johnson’s outdated seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip within the early hours.
Regardless of a 6.7 level swing, Labour didn’t take the seat, regardless of it having by far the smallest majority of all three constituencies holding by-elections final evening.
Tory councillor Steve Tuckwell took the seat, following Mr Johnson’s resignation in anticipation of the Home of Commons’s Privileges Committee report.
Ms Rayner acknowledged the “concern” by voters over the punitive driver levy, which is able to cost anybody with an older, non-ULEZ compliant automotive a whopping £12.50 a day to drive.
She mentioned: “I feel the mayor of London’s been very clear on needing correct compensation and assist from the Authorities, let’s not overlook it was Boris Johnson himself as mayor that carried out the laws for this and pushed it ahead.
“We’re making an attempt to do the appropriate factor and preserve Londoners secure however we’ve additionally acquired to recognise individuals want compensation and want a manner to have the ability to try this that isn’t going to influence on them throughout a price of residing disaster when individuals can’t afford it.
“So there’s a concern now we have to make it possible for no matter’s carried out just isn’t at the price of working households.”
Mr Khan was pressured to not marketing campaign within the constituency throughout the by-election, such was Labour’s worry he would lose them the seat.
Talking after his victory, the brand new Uxbridge MP Steve Tuckwell mentioned Sadiq Khan had misplaced Labour the election.
He mentioned: “Sadiq Khan has misplaced Labour this election, and we all know it was his damaging and expensive ULEZ coverage that misplaced them this election.
“I’m humbled and proud to be elected because the MP for the realm during which I used to be born, raised and constructed a household in, and to signify my dwelling is a big honour.
“The pundits anticipated Labour to win large right here, however our neighborhood got here collectively and I’m grateful to them and the a whole bunch of activists that got here out to ship this message.
“Keir Starmer and his mayor, Sadiq Khan, want to sit down up and take heed to the Uxbridge and South Ruislip residents.”