Crime is up. And when crime rises, it affects people, jobs, investment, whole communities. We deserve to feel safe when we walk around London. So I’ll hire 8,000 extra police to get criminals off our streets. And I’ll invest more in youth services, helping young people get out of crime and into work.
TfL is bankrupt. Crossrail is delayed yet again. The congestion charge has gone up. We need a transport network fit for a global city. So I’ll work with the government to secure investment in TfL and fix its finances. I’ll deliver much-needed improvements, like Crossrail and an electric bus fleet. And I’ll reverse the congestion charge increase on day one.
For too many Londoners, buying a home seems like a distant dream. That needs to change. Right now, there’s a ban on using Strategic Industrial Land for housebuilding. I’ll end that ban and release land the Mayor isn’t using. I’ll also work with developers to get them building affordable homes.
London should be a great place to live and raise a family. That means every Londoner deserves clean air and access to green spaces. So I’ll work with City Hall to expand London’s green belt. I’ll create new national parklands. And I’ll introduce a Boris Bike-style scheme for electric cars.
We live in a city of opportunity. But we need that opportunity to reach everyone. So I’ll work with businesses to create jobs. I’ll launch new trade missions to attract investment. And I’ll work with ministers to secure more money for high streets and our economy.
I was born in a council house. I know what life is like for ordinary Londoners. And I know that times have been tough. That’s why it’s my priority to cut the cost of living and make London more affordable for everyone. And I’ll start on day one by reversing the congestion charge increase.
I was born in Ladbroke Grove. Now I work in City Hall. My story is only possible in London. And I want more people to have the opportunities I had. So as Mayor, I’ll work with Londoners to extend opportunity to everyone.
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