Commenting on Birmingham’s government-mandated Clean Air Zone launch date of 1 June 2021, Labour MP for Birmingham Ladywood, Shabana Mahmood, said:
“Since the plans for the Clean Air Zone in Birmingham were first brought forward, I’ve consistently said that it is necessary to improve air quality in our city centre.
“But I also strongly believe that local residents need to be properly supported to prevent any unnecessary physical or financial disruption from adversely impacting them. The necessity for this has only been further underlined by the additional pressures people in Birmingham Ladywood are facing because of the pandemic.
“As we head towards the new start date for this government-mandated initiative, I want to reassure local residents that I will continue to do all I can to ensure the Clean Air Zone works for all our communities. It’s important to remember that many constituents will be exempt from being charged and many vehicles will already be compliant with the new measures. My focus remains, as it always has been, on ensuring this new system works for Brum and that no community is left behind in the process.”
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