Manchester has voted overwhelming against a local congestion charge, similar in style to the charge in London. Over a million people voted in the ballot which had a high 53% turnout.
The charge, together with a massive injection of cash from national government, would have meant massive investment in public transport and infrastructure, oh, and the ability to get from place to place in a reasonable time.
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The area of highest support for the charge was Manchester proper, whilst the outlying areas were more firmly opposed - but at the end of the day not one area voted in favour of adopting the charge.