As a candidate I am very proud of our Manifesto for London. If you are still undecided who to vote for please have a look at our Policies for London before making up your mind.
You can read our full Manifesto here
Some of the key highlights for me are:
From cutting crime to keeping fares low, tackling youth unemployment and building thousands of new homes, the Liberal Democrats have serious solutions to the capital’s biggest challenges.
1 Guarantee 33,500 police in the Met by protecting local neighbourhood teams from the current Mayor’s cuts
We will give each neighbourhood its own plan for policing and how officers are deployed
We will stop police targeting innocent people and accurately target the power on criminals.
2 A One Hour Bus Ticket
Early Bird discounts before 7.30am
A Part-timers’ Travel card
We will end the scandal of Oyster overcharging
We will freeze the GLA’s share of Council Tax
* A London Youth Contract. We will ensure all jobless young Londoners who apply after leaving school and aged up to 25 are productively engaged, in work or in learning linked to a genuine job opportunity, working with employers
to create an Apprenticeship Alliance and ensure graduates get six months real
work experience leading to a job
3 Five-Star Fund. We will set up a fund worth at least £10m,
supported by a voluntary £1 a night luxury hotel bedroom levy, to cofund youth opportunities in needy areas
Youth Hubs. We will work with banks on funding the development across London of ‘Youth Hubs’, open seven days a week
4 Big Switch. We will make a ‘Big Switch’ so all London’s buses and taxis,
and most commercial vans run on electricity by 2020
Cycling and safety. We will learn from the Dutch about how to achieve a step-change in cycling and safety in London
We will crack down on rogue landlords
5 We plan to build 360,000 homes over a decade
6 An extra 2m trees before 2025