UKIP’s “Scrap the Tolls” campaign was launched by UKIP leader Nigel Farage in 2002, and this year’s protest has been dubbed the largest to date, with protestors and activists at the Wallasey tunnel, Dartford Crossing, Severn Crossing, Tyne Tunnel, M6 Toll Road and the London Congestion Charge Zone.

He said: “Our opposition to road tolling is longstanding, and our campaign gets larger every year. Road tolls are bad for the environment, bad for traffic congestion and bad for motorists’ wallets.

“They represent nothing more than a stealth tax on motorists who already pay road tax to use the public road network in the UK.”