Welsh Labour fear losing Senedd control in 2026 over their introduction of the 20mph speed limit default, claim Conservative opponents.
Confirming a Conservative majority in Cardiff Bay would immediately repeal the legislation and commenting on the news that an overwhelming majority of people surveyed say 20mph speed limits has affected their lives for the worse, Welsh Conservative Shadow Transport Minister, Natasha Asghar MS said, “Franky I am not surprised by the results of this survey as I have been hearing this every single day for months from people, businesses and organisations from all corners of Wales in their droves.
“It is clear that people have had enough of blanket 20mph speed limits in Wales, with even Labour’s own Chris Bryant referring to it as completely bonkers, the policy has quite clearly been an unmitigated disaster.
“Labour’s £33 million vanity project is set to hit the Welsh economy by up to £9 billion by their own admission. Only the Welsh Conservatives will actually scrap this policy and we’ll do it on day one.”
Responding to Labour MP, Chris Bryant’s BBC Question Time comments last week on the Labour Welsh Government’s blanket 20mph speed limits, Ms Asghar added, “Chris Bryant is right, Labour’s barmy blanket 20mph scheme is completely bonkers, but be in no doubt, this is not Labour finally seeing sense on the issue. His call for a measly ‘review’ is out of fear of the voters, pure and simple.”
The Welsh Government last week confirmed that enforcement of the 20mph limits will start in December.
GoSafe has issued information on its fixed speed cameras in Wales and that those in 20mph zones can be adjusted accordingly.
A spokesperson said: “Fixed camera schemes can be adjusted if there is a change in the speed limit. We will work closely with local authorities to monitor and assess these areas across Wales and ensure that any adjustments are made where required to enforce the new speed limit.
“Fixed cameras are installed where the collision risk is highest, and enforcement will occur where there is evidence of low compliance with the new limit.”