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Calls for York Transport Boss to Quit After Lendal Bridge & Coppergate Judgement

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3:40pm 2nd April 2014

There are calls for the councillor in charge of transport at York Council, Labour's Dave Merrett, to stand down.

It's after Minster FM exclusively revealed the Traffic Adjudicator said cameras could not be used to issue fines as neither road could be counted as a bus lane due to the 14 exemptions for other vehicles on Coppergate and the 21 exemptions for other vehicles on Lendal Bridge.

This afternoon council leader James Alexander ordered that an internal review into the implementation of the restrictions on Lendal Bridge and Coppergate will take place, but even before that several councillors were already calling for Labour's Dave Merrett to stand down.

Here's what Conservative Chris Steward, Lib Dem Ann Reid and Independent Mark Warters told Minster FM before this afternoon's announcement.


A York Labour statement said yesterday “Calls for Labour councillors to resign is what we expect from our Conservative and Liberal Democrat opposition.  On the more important matter of the adjudicator’s comments and their implications, we will await the legal guidance the council is seeking”.

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