Responding to the leader of the UK opposition claiming he is on the side of motorists, Natasha Asghar MS, Shadow Transport Minister, said:

“Keir Starmer claims he is on the side of motorists, yet you only need to look at the record of Labour in Wales to see what Labour really think of motorists.

“With Labour’s ban on road building, 20mph speed limit, scrapping of the M4 relief road and road charges on the horizon their war on motorists punishes commuters.

“While Labour introduce restrictive policies on motorists, the Welsh Conservatives will always look out for the best interests of motorists simply going about their daily lives.”


Also commenting, Andrew RT Davies MS, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, said:

“Labour started the war on motorists in Wales.

“Despite fierce public opposition to their 20mph speed limit, Labour have pushed on regardless.

“The Welsh Conservatives are the only party in the Senedd that has opposed the default 20mph speed limit from the start.”


Notes to editors:

  1. The UK Labour leader making his election pitch to motorists.
  2. New national speed limit of 20mph is introduced across the country.
  3. M4 relief road ‘dead in the water’ after remaining £78m costs are written off by Welsh Government which has wasted £135m on the project.
  4. All major road building projects in Wales are scrapped.
  5. ‘Barmy’ moves for road charging in Wales now a step closer.