Florence Eshalomi: Response to to the announcement that Uber has won its license appeal

Responding to the announcement that Uber has won its appeal against TfL’s decision to revoke its London operating license, Labour’s London Assembly Transport Spokesperson, Florence Eshalomi AM, said:

“There have long been concerns about Uber’s unsatisfactory working practices, and the toll this can place on their drivers, the wider industry and on public safety.

“We were clear that whilst these concerns remained, TfL shouldn’t renew Uber’s licence. Although TfL’s ruling was based on safety concerns and not poor working practices we supported their decision. We know this is a service that is popular with many Londoners, but companies must play by the rules. It has been reassuring to see Uber taking some action to clean up their act. We will continue to monitor their progress and relay any concerns to TfL in advance of any decision to further extend their license.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

  • Florence Eshalomi is the London Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark