Commenting on the news that the Mayor of London has withdrawn support for the Garden Bridge, Simon Hughes said:
“This is another nail in the coffin of Boris Johnson’s self-serving legacy at a huge cost to the taxpayer.
“We welcome the Mayor’s decision but remain angry that so much time and money has already been wasted on this unnecessary vanity project by the previous and current occupants of City Hall.
“All the public money already spent on the Garden Bridge could have been better used on river crossings where they are really needed. For nearly 10 years, I have campaigned for a cycle and pedestrian bridge between Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf; this should now be constructed as soon as possible.”