As Thursday 5 May rapidly approaches, it’s essential to understand the crux of the manifestos of the main candidates in the running for London Mayor and the direct impact they will have on you. The vital issue in this election is resolving the London housing crisis. How will the candidates protect and create homes for the vulnerable? So, let’s see how they all measure up and how your vote will count:
Zac Goldsmith – The Conservative Party
- will tackle the housing crisis by ‘doubling home building to 50,000 a year by 2020’, giving Londoners the first chance to buy new homes built in the city.
- Ensuring a large number of new homes built are for rent and not for sale.
For full manifesto, please see https://backzac2016.com/
Sadiq Aman Khan – Labour Party
- will give Londoners ‘first dibs’ on affordable housing, promotes the fact he grew up on a council estate and therefore claims to understand the support needed in this area.
- Ensuring renting becomes more reasonable and protecting the green belt.
For full manifesto, please see http://www.sadiq.london/
Caroline Pidgeon – London Liberal Democrats
- Will ban ‘unfair letting agent fees’ and give tenants more rights.
- Will build 200,000 new homes.
For full manifesto, please see http://www.londonlibdems.org.uk/plan
Sian Rebecca Berry – Green Party
- Promises ‘truly affordable homes’ created by housing associations and local councils, claims to understand the needs of private tenants as a private tenant.
- Providing London with more green, affordable energy for their homes.
For full manifesto, please see http://www.sianberry.london/
Thursday 5 May 2016 is for you to use your voice as you see fit. Please contact your local electoral office for further information on voting hours.
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