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Reform UK select West Midlands Mayoral candidate

Solihull Editorial 24th Mar, 2024   0

REFORM UK has selected its candidate for the West Midlands Mayoral elections in May.

Elaine Williams, a solicitor in the region, launched her campaign with a vow to ‘stop the Net Zero’ agenda.

In a statement on her Facebook she said: “The West Midlands is renowned for many specialised industries and its arts and culture. Over many years these have been in decline.

“The pursuit of Net Zero is a catastrophe for our region. It is making everyone poorer and colder.

“Low traffic neighbourhoods, the Clean Air Zone and other anti-car measures are seriously damaging our businesses. Access to towns and cities by car is being restricted.

“I have spoken with business owners who are extremely angry about the pursuit of Net Zero and the lack of access to their businesses. The costs they are incurring, whilst the footfall of people coming into towns and cities is dwindling, is putting huge financial pressure on them.

“I am standing to stop the Net Zero agenda, the low traffic neighbourhood schemes, clean air zones, and other Net Zero related road restrictions that are damaging the region.

“Restrictive traffic schemes based on Net Zero must be reversed to ensure that businesses and shops are easily accessible. In turn this will improve the economy and businesses’ profits, allowing them to invest in more jobs for our region.

“Getting rid of these restrictions will attract more businesses to set up in the West Midlands.”

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