LEZ Fight Back Fund


LEZ Campaign lawyers to look at drivers who were hit by Glasgow council fines.

There has been a dramatic new development as our appeal case looms in March. Our advisers want to talk to drivers who have been fined by City of Glasgow Council. These people are victims of a policy that has been put in place by Glasgow City Council after it was conclusively shown that pollution levels were already below the accepted norms.

Our newly appointed legal team, Levy & McRae, want to examine these cases.

Lawyers for John Paton and Sons Ltd want Scotland’s highest civil court to stop the LEZ from operating in the city. Paton’s is run by the LEZ Campaign’s leader, William Paton.

An appeal has been raised at the Court of Session’s Inner House as Paton’s and many other businesses believe the local authority’s scheme should be stopped. Earlier this year, our advocate Lord Davidson of Glen Clova KC told the judge, Lady Poole, that the local authority had failed to follow established legal tests before making its decision to introduce the LEZ, which covers Glasgow city centre.

If you were one of these drivers persecuted by City of Glasgow Council please email our Communications Director Jack Irvine at: jack@mediahouse.co.uk

Media coverage

The Times
Glasgow city council ‘acted unlawfully’ over LEZ scheme

The Telegraph
Glasgow Ulez-style scheme was brought in despite decline in air pollution, court hears

Daily Mail
Council acted illegally with 'draconian' older car ban, court told at start of legal challenge

Scottish Daily Express
Glasgow LEZ in turmoil as expert rubbishes pollution statistics used to justify hated policy

Mail on Sunday
Will court put the brakes on SNP’s anti-car LEZs? (Print)

STV – inc news clip
Supreme court reviewing Scotland's Low Emission Zones

Clyde one / Greatest Hits / Planet Radio
Business owners go into battle with council over Glasgow LEZ

The Herald
Glasgow City Council acted unlawfully over LEZ, court hears

The Scotsman
Glasgow LEZ: Council chiefs had no legal justification for 'illegal' low emission zone, court told

Glasgow Times
Glasgow City Council acted unlawfully over LEZ, court hears

Glasgow World
Glasgow LEZ: Court told Glasgow low emission zone is ‘unnecessary’

Daily Business
Glasgow LEZ ‘unlawful’ and ‘unnecessary’, court hears

Legal challenge told Glasgow LEZ is 'unnecessary'

The Sun
HIT THE BRAKES - Glasgow LEZ is ‘draconian, illegal and unjustified’ court hears as business challenges controversial scheme

LEZ get ready to rumble

Glasgow Live
Outraged musicians slam Glasgow LEZ after city show cancelled due to 'ridiculous' fines

The Courier
Dundee anti-LEZ group growing and planning protests in the city

Glasgow Times
Major donor behind campaign to scrap Glasgow LEZ is revealed

The Scotsman
Lez Glasgow Drummer With Scottish Rock Band Gun Revealed As Mystery £100k Donor To LEZ Fightback Fund

Herald Scotland
Gun drummer Paul McManus joins fight against Glasgow LEZ

Donor behind campaign to scrap Glasgow's LEZ is revealed as rock band drummer

Daily Business Group
Rock musician revealed as LEZ campaign donor

The Times
Glasgow air pollution climbs despite city centre low-emission zone

Scottish Daily Mail (print)
City air quality got worse after LEZ

Daily Telegraph (print)
Pollution on the rise in Glasgow low emission zone

Mail on Sunday (print)
Pollution is worse since SNP’s LEZ scheme started

Mail on Sunday (print)
‘It’s insult to injury… LEZ is a

Scottish Daily Mail (print)
Punishing people who try to make a living

Scottish Daily Mail (letter – print)
Drivers taken for mugs

The Sun
DANGER ZONE Scotland’s first LEZ under spotlight after INCREASE in dangerous pollutants

The Telegraph
Glasgow’s strict Ulez-style scheme under fire after air pollution rises 10 per cent

Yahoo News
Glasgow’s strict Ulez-style scheme under fire after air pollution rises 10 per cent

The Telegraph
London’s Ulez is softer than Glasgow’s draconian clean air zone, says billionaire

Energy Portal
Increased Pollutants in Glasgow’s Bloodstream Despite Low Emission Zone

Edinburgh Evening News (print)
Threat to LEZ plans in City

The Scotsman
LEZ Glasgow: Judge gives green light for court challenge against Scottish ministers over fines for ‘dirty’ cars in Glasgow low-emissions zone

Scottish Daily Express
SNP-led Glasgow City Council could be forced into humiliating LEZ u-turn which includes paying back fines worth £1m

Scottish Daily Express (print)
Drivers could get £1m refunds if campaign's legal LEZ move passes

Scotland's papers: LEZ court challenge and legal profession fears

i (print)
Review of LEZ welcomed by campaigners

Scottish Business News
Glasgow LEZ Fightback boosted by 100k donation

The National
Glasgow anti-LEZ campaign gets £40,000 boost from mystery donor

Edinburgh Evening News
Edinburgh Low Emission Zone: Legal challenge to Glasgow LEZ could impact Edinburgh's plans

Scottish Daily Express
Two thirds of bar and restaurant owners say Glasgow LEZ is having huge impact on footfall

The Scotsman
LEZ Scotland: Glasgow low-emissions zone 'harming city centre nightlife', as businesses claim drop in after-hours footfall and trading down


This is Money
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Glasgow Times
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Herald (print)
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Secure bike storage is the latest push to encourage people to cycle in Glasgow