LETTER TEMPLATE TO YOUR MP
Instigated by the London Cab Drivers Club
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I am writing to you as one of your constituents and a Licensed London Taxi driver.
As you are aware, we have been experiencing major difficulties with our regulator, TFL, on a huge range of issues such as licensing, enforcement and compliance, to name but a few.
In fact the Greater London Assembly (GLA) produced an excellent document on TFL's inadequate management of the Licensed Taxi and Private Hire trades, called 'Future Proof' - where the GLA called TfL's performance "Woefully inadequate."
On the back of this and other major concerns, such as safety and the right to ply for hire, there has now been an 'All Party Parliamentary Group', set up in Parliament, for Taxis:
This has cross party support of many MPs and Lords, who are keen to support the trade and help secure its future.
The two key strands to the APPG would be:
1. Holding the GLA and Sadiq Khan to account for promises made in the Mayor's manifesto.
2. Applying pressure on our Government for fair and positive changes in the law, whilst also addressing Existing laws that are not being enforced.
On this basis, may I request you consider supporting the Licensed Taxi trade, and respectfully ask you to join the APPG, along with your fellow MPs and colleagues from the House of Lords.
I thank you for your time, and look forward to your reply.