From the Liberal Democrat news release:
Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Secretary Norman Baker said:
“Illegal parking must be tackled in order to ensure safe and clear roads and local authority enforcement is a very important part of this.
“The scale of the increase in parking tickets following decriminalisation is extremely worrying.
“Motorists need to have confidence in the system. The Government needs to introduce an independent parking regulator to ensure that appeals are dealt with fairly and impartially and to ensure that car parking operators, local authorities and private firms are all held to consistent national standards.”