Boris Johnson (pictured here with Lambeth Conservative Deputy Leader Cllr Julia Memery) has launched his 9 point plan to secure Greater London's future. The Mayoral election on 3rd May comes at a critical time. Londoners are going through one of the toughest periods in recent memory.
Despite this, there are signs of progress that have resulted from a fresh and honest approach at City Hall.
Boris's determination to end the waste and mismanagement of the previous Mayor has freed up the money to pay for a strong plan for our future. The plan puts that money where Londoners want to see it spent in spite of the very difficult financial circumstances. It protects investment at a time when budgets are being cut elsewhere and focuses on the things that will create jobs and get Londoners through tough times.
Boris's Greater London Plan
- Cutting waste at City Hall – freeing up £3.5 billion for services
- Putting £445 back in your pocket by freezing the Mayoral share of council tax
- Creating 200,000 new jobs over the next four years
- Making our streets and homes safer with 1,000 more police on the beat
- Restoring 300 acres of green space and planting 20,000 street trees
- Investing £221 million to transform local high streets, supporting small businesses
- Ensuring a true Olympic legacy – 11,000 new homes and 10,000 new jobs
- Reducing Tube delays 30% by 2015. Building Crossrail and orbital rail to link our suburbs. Extending the Bike Hire scheme.
- Securing a better deal for London from No 10
The plan sets a very clear framework and Boris will build on this in the coming weeks - showing the progress he has made so far and outlining in detail what this plan will do to help all Londoners and secure the city's future