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MK opposes hike in toll charges on Tamar Bridge
At Tuesday’s meeting of Cornwall Council, Mebyon Kernow Councillors joined around twenty other members in opposing a decision by Cornwall Council to impose a 33% increase on toll charges on the Tamar Bridge.

MK’s Callington Councillor Andrew Long spoke for many when he highlighted the increase which he said would adversely affect tens of thousands of residents in South East Cornwall. He said:

“This is a very sad day for the people of our part of Cornwall. We are, effectively, being taxed for having to access services across the Tamar, such as Derriford Hospital, and a number of other services, now only available in Plymouth."

Cllr Long also called for an end to tolls on the bridge:

“It is truly shameful that, once again, we are being treated like second class citizens to fund the crossings which, elsewhere in the UK, are free to use and funded by the UK government or by devolved administrations in Wales and Scotland.”
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By Dick Cole. Published on 28th January 2019.

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