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.
THE LONDON AFFORDABLE TO ITS PEOPLE
London’s housing crisis is a longstanding problem and can only be solved through increasing supply. I will get London building real affordable housing, something the current Mayor has failed to achieve. It is critical we simplify planning rules and increase the development of private and public sector projects, including on brownfield sites. 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, if elected, I will commit to council tax reform, and seek an exemption for tenants aged under 25.
THE LONDON OF OPPORTUNITY
Covid-19 has hit London hard. Because of the uptake of home working, thousands of businesses that service commuters and 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 threat but has a compelling vision for our city’s economic recovery. Covid-19 has accelerated the UK’s transition to a digital economy. I want to see London’s tech cluster become the world’s biggest hub outside of Silicon Valley. To achieve this, I will upgrade London’s connectivity by expanding full fibre broadband. Our coverage is just over 16%, way behind many of our international counterparts in Asia. I will also deepen London’s talent pool by encouraging the uptake of free courses of coding and artificial intelligence in educational centres open for all ages and backgrounds. For the next generation, I will provide grants for vulnerable children to have laptop and Wi-Fi access for schoolwork.
THE LONDON FREE FROM THE GRIP OF CRIME
Crime in London has spiralled out of control. The decision to close 38 of the 73 police stations with front desks was a grave mistake, and something I’d take steps to reverse immediately. People feel increasingly unsafe in their own neighbourhoods. The spread of knife crime and gang violence is a scourge that must be eradicated. I will get 6,000 more officers and special constables on the beat and ensure they have the equipment they need to detect knives and drugs. I’ll work closely with communities to tackle the core issues behind youth violence and introduce youth empowerment initiatives, that will generate the next generation of all stars, representing our Country all over the world. Speaking to people across London, it is clear how much we all value the contribution police officers make to our safety. I want this to be reflected in the pay and benefits they receive, including private medical care. As Mayor I will always stand by our police forces on the frontline.
The new global tech city
THE LONDON OF A WORLD-CLASS PUBLIC TRANSPORT
As mayor, I will work constructively with the government to secure the financing needed to place our transport network on a sustainable footing and generate income from a state of the art advertising platform across our transport system. On Day 1 I will reduce the Congestion Charge to £12 and 5 days a week, and further introduce short stay tariffs. Too much tax paid by hard-working Londoners ends up leaving the city. At present, our capital retains just seven per cent of the revenue it generates, compared to over 50 per cent in New York. If we’re to establish a world-beating transport network, this has to change. I will also make London the best city in the world to own an electric vehicle and continue to support our iconic Black Cabs trade.
THE LONDON THAT CELEBRATES DIVERSITY
Diversity is one of London’s biggest assets. It’s incumbent on the Mayor to ensure London is a place where everyone feels welcome, part of that is ensuring our cultural sights are truly representative. This doesn’t mean erasing our history through tearing down statues, it means building new ones. The confident, forward looking London I envisage is as comfortable protesting against racial discrimination, as it is celebrating Winston Churchill. We will welcome the first black museum, to recognise the beautiful cultural impact the black community has contributed to our great city. As Mayor, I will unite our city and create a proud London.
THE LONDON WITH CLEAN AIR AND WATER
I will be the greenest Mayor yet, taking real action by implementing a long-term Environmental Protection Drive across London, working with educational institutions, corporations, and individuals to see a cleaner and greener London improving our air quality and cleaning up the Thames. Not only we will protect our bee population to thrive and reproduce, we will change the landscape of London with micro algae installations across London. The installations will clean the air within days of installation and not take years, by consuming pollutant gases in the air and release oxygen back into our atmosphere.
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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