More than 10,000 call for tolls to be axed
The petition said: “It’s already having a massive knock on effect on residents in Halton, visitors and local businesses in the area, many of which are already struggling in the current economic climate, so adding extra pressures of tolls might just be enough to tip some businesses over the edge.
“These tolls introduced to the Mersey Gateway Bridge will only divide Halton, when as a community we want to stick together.
“We believe initial commitments to fund the new Mersey Gateway Bridge as promised by George Osborne at national level should be honoured.
“With enough public pressure, we can rescue the situation.
“Let’s get 100k signatures and get them to answer us in Parliament.
“Please help to keep our Halton as one, and let’s join together to keep us united.”
A protest was held near the Silver Jubilee Bridge in Widnes earlier in August with residents and firms among those attending to voice their opposition to the planned charges.
A protest was held in Widnes on the approach to the Silver Jubilee Bridge opposing tolls on both the Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee bridges in Halton, and inset, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling