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Sadiq Khan under growing pressure to axe Silvertown road tunnel

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London mayor faces criticism from MPs, environmentalists and residents over river crossing

The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, is coming under renewed pressure to abandon plans for a new four-lane road tunnel under the River Thames after another Labour MP came out in opposition to the scheme.

Abena Oppong-Asare, the MP for Erith and Thamesmead, has written to Khan outlining her constituents’ concerns around the tunnel’s “continuously escalating” costs and its environmental impact in the midst of a climate and air pollution crisis.

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