Lee Waters: Minister in charge of 20mph policy confirms he is to step down from post

Mr Waters announcement was prompted on his X account which he says he'll be deleting once he steps down from his role.

Lee Waters MS, the minister who was instrumental in implementing Wales' controversial 20mph policy, has confirmed that he is to step down from his transport position.

Mr Waters announced on X, formerly known as Twitter, that he will be deleting his account when he "leaves his transport role in a fortnight."

He has been the Welsh Government's minister for climate change since 2021, introducing controversial policies including, putting a pause on road building, and the introduction of 20mph on many roads across the country.

The move last year meant Wales became the first UK nation to decrease the default speed limit to 20mph.

Responding to Lee Waters MS claiming he will leave his role as Welsh Government transport role in a fortnight, Andrew RT Davies MS, said: “Motorists and business owners across Wales will breathe a sigh of relief at this news.

“The Deputy Minister’s time in post has been characterised by one anti-motorist policy after another, slowing Wales down and doing serious damage to our economy.

“It’s time to scrap the road building ban, scrap the 20mph speed limit, and implement a transport policy that gets Wales moving.”

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