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UKIP's Paul Nuttall joins protest against Mersey tunnel Tolls

Mersey tunnel toll protest Photo: ITV

UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall will be among those taking part in a protest against Mersey tunnel tolls on Monday morning between 7.30 am - 10 am.

The party is totally opposed to the principle of tolls and the demonstration is part of a campaign fighting against "this toll on motorists".

Mr Nuttall, the region's MEP, said that the issue has become even more contentious this year with proposals to use money raised by the tolls to finance an HS2 to Liverpool.

"It is absolutely outrageous that Liverpool's Mayor Joe Anderson wants to get his hands on the money extorted from motorists who have no choice but to use the Mersey tunnels.

The think tank ResPublica has thrown up this idea and highlighted the fact that the tunnels make a surplus revenue of between £12m - £14m a year. What a slap in the face to the users.

It is already bad enough that millions of the revenue already goes to subside Merseytravel,"

– UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall

The protest is to be held between 7.30 - 10 am on the Oakdale Road bridge, Wallasey, where it crosses the tunnel entrance.