Responding to the government's draft air quality plan and consultation published today, Liberal Democrat former Energy and Climate Change Secretary and candidate for Kingston Ed Davey said:
"This is not a plan, it's a cop out.
"Instead of bold commitments to improve air quality, the government is hiding behind yet another consultation and passing the buck to local authorities.
"The Conservative government is shamefully failing in its duty to tackle deadly pollution that is claiming thousands of lives a year.
"This shows why Britain needs a strong opposition that will hold the Conservatives to account."