Being an independent candidate, my vision and policy are governed by the people of London, not politics. I have taken the time to go to the grassroots and listen to Londoners, so we could write a new Vision for our city London.
Jobs Jobs Jobs Jobs
A SOLID COVID RECOVERY PLAN
As your next Mayor I will deliver a practical, hard-hitting economic recovery plan. A plan that will bring investment back into London and drive the creation of new and high value jobs. Importantly it will allow our city to prosper and our communities to thrive as they once again look forward to a positive future.
My recovery plan includes:
– Prioritise public health and well-being
– Reignite London with investments
– Provide the Hospitality industry lifeline
– Focus on community-led engagement
– Build economic resilience
– Expand jobs opportunities and access
– Transform our spaces and buildings
The pandemic has wreaked havoc upon the city, with millions of residents directly impacted by the pandemic. Thousands of businesses have closed, with more on the brink of collapse and a new wave of job losses feared to sweep through before summer. The patient residents of London cannot continue to jump in and out of lockdown. Real leadership is required to guide the city through this turmoil and repair the damage before it becomes irreversible.
London deserves a committed leader with a plan to get the city moving, to create jobs and to urgently drive full-scale economic recovery. Less than 12 months ago, London had a daytime population of nearly 9.3 million people. As the country’s largest city, London generated an annual gross product of nearly £487 billion based on latest figures. The night time economy alone was worth £26 billion a year. As the capital city of what is now the world’ 5th largest economy, London continues to be a leading global economic and cultural centre, receiving 21 million visitors in 2019.
A Safer London For All
THE LONDON FREE FROM THE GRIP OF CRIME
Crime in London is spiralling out of control. Residents feel increasingly unsafe in their own neighbourhoods. In the midst of this crisis an alarming decision was made to close 38 of the 73 police stations across London with front desks, a severe blow to maintaining the important relationship between our community and their police. This was a confusing and grave mistake by London’s leadership. As Mayor I will take steps to immediately engage with the communities and police and reopen the police stations most needed.Read More
The spread of knife crime and gang violence is a scourge on our community and must be eliminated. I will strengthen our police, ensuring that 6,000 more officers and special constables are on the beat. I will ensure that they are suitably equipped to detect knives and drugs. I will improve the working conditions of our legendary police, improving their pay and benefits and providing private medical care, so they can continue to dedicate their lives to keep us out of harm’s way.
The core issues behind youth violence will be tackled head on by my administration by listening to and working with the members of our community fighting for a brighter future. I am passionate about empowering London’s youth and will introduce initiatives to give them purpose, through education and training, or music or on the sports field. My vision is to provide the pathway for the troubled young people of our city to become the next generation of all stars, representing our country all over the world. The pride of London.
Affordable Housing and More Money in Your Pocket
LONDON AFFORDABLE TO ITS PEOPLE
Tackling London’s affordability crisis requires a Mayor that listens to its residents with the will to deliver immediate policy solutions. The housing crisis in our capital is a longstanding problem and can only be solved through increasing supply. I will commence by immediately building really affordable housing, something the current Mayor has failed to achieve. Imaginative solutions such as prefabricated dwellings and converted shipping containers designed in the form of new eco villages will provide immediate relief to our homeless.Read More
For longer term projects it is critical we simplify planning rules and increase the development of private and public sector projects, including brownfield sites. I want to see a London where people can build their lives and own a home. By delivering intelligent buying schemes, where the government can assist with home loans, we will empower a new generation of homeowners. I will actively work with developers to build thousands of homes across London, specifically for the residents of London, not foreign investors.
I also understand that for many living in our capital, the need for a helping hand is urgent and cannot wait. This is particularly true for young people, many of whom will suffer most from the economic consequences of COVID – 19. That’s why, when elected, I will commit to council tax reform, and seek an exemption for tenants aged under 25. Tenants will see new protections, no more discrimination from Estate Agents to tenants on benefits, and a Zero deposit scheme protected by insurance will be mandatory to offer tenants. Together we can make London affordable by exposing those that exploit the housing market and by supporting the vast majority of landlords who responsibly manage their properties.
Affordability can come in other ways. We will help parents by providing laptops to school age children in communities of need. The fares for our public transport will be totally revised to lower the costs and increase patronage. Congestion charges will be overhauled and minimised. These initiatives will combine to make London a fairer, user friendly affordable city for its residents.
The new global tech city
Bringing Investments Back Into London
A LONDON OF BUSINESS & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
COVID has hit London hard. With more and more people working from home, thousands of businesses that service commuters and retail shoppers face extinction. Unless immediate action is taken, our city risks being hollowed out from the centre. We need a Mayor who not only recognises the scale of the threat but has a compelling vision for our city’s economic recovery with experience in driving business.
As Mayor I will strengthen London’s digital connectivity by urgently expanding full fibre broadband.
Our coverage is just over 16%, way behind many of our international counterparts. I want to see London’s tech cluster become the world’s biggest hub outside Silicon Valley. I will work to attract large scale foreign direct investment to create new and high value employment. Critical to this is a skilled workforce. I will deepen London’s talent pool by encouraging the uptake of free training in computer coding and artificial intelligence, for all ages including school aged children and adults. I will be supporting start-up businesses with free office space, helping entrepreneurial women finance new businesses and driving commercial engagement between London with leading cities and business centres across the globe. This will include a new era of engagement with leading key Commonwealth economies, such as India, Canada and Australia, to fill the gap left by Brexit. London will remind the world of its status as a first-tier economic powerhouse.
Reforming & Reshaping TFL
THE LONDON THAT LOVES PUBLIC TRANSPORT
As the next Mayor of London, I will help this city rediscover its once great public transport system. I will introduce 100 days of free travel across London as an important first step to reinvigorate the city’s economy as the COVID pandemic retreats. Importantly, this will help restore the community’s confidence in the transport system, which has seen declining patronage and mismanagement well before the onset of the pandemic. I want residents to have access to convenient, affordable and flexible world class transport options.Read More
To make our lives easier, drive down emissions and support a healthy environment.
The introduction of a dynamic ticketing system will underpin my “Fare Deal” reform package. This will provide cheaper transport for all Londoners and allow City to Hall to alter fares to encourage patronage during periods of low traffic and to assist communities marginalised by the current system. Particularly those in outlying areas with poor connections to the tube network. Hospitality workers tapping in and out at the start/end of their shifts will be exempt. There will be free periods for all passengers travelling through high street tube stations at less busy times to stimulate commercial activity. Further rolling packages of incentives will be announced as part of the fare deal program.
To ensure that the transport system is equitable and reflects the immediate priorities of all residents I will introduce the “Powering Up” program. This will allow the residents of London to directly influence policy and make decisions to shape their public transport. I will ask residents to choose their priorities and work to build a resource that we all own. That responds to our needs.
The excess and wastage of TFLs existing operations will be dealt with. I will undertake a snap audit and introduce immediate cost saving measures, including salary caps for what is a very top-heavy organisation. The future is my priority, and we need to rewrite the rules to ensure London transport once again becomes the envy of the world.
Fighting The Climate Change
A GREENER AND CLEANER LONDON
I will be the greenest Mayor yet, taking real action by implementing a 10-year Environmental master plan, working with industry, educational institutions, corporations, and individuals to make a cleaner, greener, London. Improving our air quality and cleaning up the Thames an immediate priority. We will expand our parks and forests and protect our native bee population, helping them thrive and reproduce. we will change the landscape of London with micro algae installations across the city that absorb CO2 at unprecedented levels.Read More
Delivering immediate results as the algae begins consuming pollutant gases and releasing oxygen back into our atmosphere.
Critical to the plan is the delivery of a sweeping shift in the attitudes and practices we as Londoners adopt in managing and living within our environment. Governments need to show the community the way forward. Replacing a fear of the future with a vision of the benefits that lie ahead and the simple, often no cost, actions we can take to bring about positive, substantive change.
We will be at the forefront of the fight against climate change. Under my leadership, London will commence work to join the hundreds of cities across the world striving to achieve zero emissions by 2040. 10 years in advance of the 2050 target set by the international treaty on climate change in Paris. 10 years in advance of the strategy adopted by the current Mayor. There will be new and dynamic incentive schemes and rebates to accelerate the uptake of sustainable energy and building practices. Electric cars will become the norm. London must be among the world leading cities in this important race to save our planet and to ensure our children have a clean, green future.
WE SUPPORT YOU!
‘I stand with our iconic black cabs and promise, on my first day as your Mayor, to reverse all the restrictions’ - Farah London
1) Where buses go Black Cabs Go!
2) No more road restrictions for Black Cabs
3) Introducing a 20 year Licence
“Together let’s Bring London Back”
– Farah London
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