Scrap Thames tunnel or lose our support, activists tell Sadiq Khan

Campaigners and Labour youth groups urge London mayor to shelve plan for £2bn Silvertown tunnel

Young people concerned about the climate crisis and air pollution are urging the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, to abandon his plans for a new four-lane road tunnel under the Thames or risk losing their support.

Climate justice campaigners, anti-pollution activists and key youth groups inside the Labour party say Khan, who is standing for re-election on Thursday, is ignoring climate scientists, economists and health experts by pressing ahead with the £2bn Silvertown tunnel scheme in east London.

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