Go on you Mancs! I have never been a fan of Manchester, however the people of Manchester have struck a blow for democracy, in rejecting the congestion charge proposals. OK that means that Manchester will not get the charging system, however, I think that it will mean that any other city that wants to introduce it, will simply do so without a referendum.
Now we all need to take to the streets and protest at all the other stealth taxes that this Government and it’s local equivelent have imposed on us motorists.
According to PA
More than a million people took part in a referendum on plans for Britain’s biggest congestion charging zone, it was announced.
Returning officer Sir Neil McIntosh said 1,033,000 out of 1.9 million voters had returned their ballot papers in the poll, organised by the ten councils in Greater Manchester.
The turnout was 53.2% compared to 54.4% across the region in the last General Election and between 28 and 39% in the last local elections. The high turnout points to a ‘No’ vote as polling experts believe people are more motivated to vote against something they disagree with.