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    London’s ULEZ: where next for curbing emissions?

    Mabbett, Deborah (2023) London’s ULEZ: where next for curbing emissions? The Political Quarterly 94 (3), pp. 481-486. ISSN 0032-3179.

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    Abstract

    If opposition to ULEZ really did tip the Uxbridge by-election result, we should be surprised. Most voters drive compliant vehicles and might benefit from cleaner air. But the adversely-affected minority had loud voices, and opposition was mobilised against the very principle of road pricing, with substantial input from home counties Conservatives outside Greater London. It didn’t help that the scientific case for ULEZ is not straightforward, although it certainly exists. Especially when a lot of people are giving ‘don’t know’ responses to pollsters, public opinion may be swayed by noisy dissent.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): ULEZ, road pricing, public opinion, science, London
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Centre for British Political Life
    Depositing User: Deborah Mabbett
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2023 13:28
    Last Modified: 19 Sep 2023 13:35
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/52018

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