Candidates in 21 council areas run ads opposing LTNs and clean air zones

Conservative candidates placed the most Facebook ads pledging to roll back the schemes, Guardian analysis reveals

Candidates in 21 council areas in Thursday’s local elections have pledged to roll back low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) or clean air zones, a Guardian analysis of Facebook ad library data has found.

Most of the adverts – 136 out of 164 analysed – were placed by Tory candidates, putting local Conservative parties at odds with central government which has encouraged councils to adopt clean air zones and LTNs, and funded the schemes.

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Local elections, Automotive emissions, Air pollution, Local government, Local politics, Politics, Environment, UK news, Labour, Conservatives, Society UK news | The Guardian

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