London mayoral candidate Diane Abbott has called for the introduction of an ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) in the capital by 2018, two years ahead of plans proposed by current mayor Boris Johnson.

Abbott secured a Commons debate on London’s poor air quality last week (9 June), claiming City Hall has “abjectly failed in their duty to protect Londoners”.

The UK Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association is urging the government to support automotive LPG as part of its commitment to improving air quality in urban areas and hopes this could spur an increase in automotive LPG take-up for delivery vehicles operating in urban areas.