I want to see a comprehensive review of our Green Belt to locate land that isn’t contributing to communities. Then we could deliver the homes we need for our young people.
I will amend the London Plan to promote an increase in affordable family homes, instead of tower blocks and one bedroom flats.
Eight candidates will be interviewed. Two or three of them will go forward to the ballot of all London Conservative members.
Seven years of Khan have brought us to the point where the Met Police and the London Fire Brigade are both in special measures. Transport for London (TfL) is bust and, despite recent rhetoric, nowhere near enough homes are being built.
The upside of a new cross-party appointments process would be distance from the government of the day. The downside is the danger of boiling it down to a lowest common denominator.
To that end, it is imperative that the campaign is well backed. We must have a core set of messages on issues that apply across the whole of London.
The Mayor has no mandate for this irresponsible move. It was not in his Manifesto. Let’s put the power back in the hands of Londoners.
Starmer is unlikely to resist, and even were he minded to try, the Casey Review and his own record in Northern Ireland would make it impossible.
Assembly members, council leaders, and MPs have noted the strength of feeling in their inboxes and on the doorstep. The issue stands out amidst a general climate of apathy.
The next Mayor has to stop running cap-in-hand to Government for transport funding. The only way to escape is to cut costs at Transport for London and find new sources of income.
The City of London is the world’s leading hub for green finance – a Conservative offer for London must harness its resources to drive an affordable green transformation of this great city.
London needs at least 66,000 new homes a year, whilst the current mayor’s plan only sets a target of 52,000 – a target he is failing to meet.
It’s the most powerful directly-elected position in the country with a £19.4 billion budget. But he squandered his first term.
The people who will pay this charge have no say over who the London Mayor is. It is a form of taxation without representation or accountability.