Susan Hall

My Five Point Plan

Susan Hall signing her Plan for London

London needs change and with your support, I will make it happen.

My plan for London is simple: safer streets and more money in your pocket.

These are the bread-and-butter issues that affect every Londoner. You should feel safe, and you should be allowed to keep more of your own money.

Sadiq Khan has failed to deliver on both.

Our city is over 30% more violent than it was when he was elected, and the Met Police has lost public trust and fallen into special measures for the first time in its history.

And he is taking more money from you than ever before, raising his Council Tax by 57% since he was elected, allowing rents to spiral by failing to build enough homes, and hitting families on lower incomes with a £12.50 per day charge to drive their car.

You deserve better.

1. Get crime down and make our streets safer.

I will fix the Met Police and get crime down.

We desperately need to reform the police and get them back on the beat solving crimes again.

You deserve more than a ‘crime reference number’ when you report antisocial behaviour, thefts, or burglaries to the police. You deserve justice.

As Mayor, I will invest £200 million into the police to get crime down. We will stop at nothing until criminals are locked up and our streets are safer again.

I will set up specialist units within the police to tackle burglaries, robberies, and thefts, dismantling the criminal gangs that are behind these. These crimes have been ignored too often.

We must tackle the scourge of knives. I will ensure all police officers have access to knife detection wands, meaning we can do stop and searches faster and less intrusively.

There will be zero tolerance for toxic or corrupt officers and those who protect them. I will make sure they are removed from the force.

I have been a victim of crime myself. Getting crime down will be my top priority as Mayor. London will be 'safer with Susan.'

2. Scrap the ULEZ expansion on day one, and put more money back in people's pockets.

Sadiq Khan’s new £12.50 per day ULEZ tax has been absolutely devastating for people who cannot afford to go to work, get to the hospital or visit their family.

It is those on the lowest incomes who are most likely to own non-compliant cars and be hit by this tax. And despite the Mayor’s rhetoric, his own independent impact assessment found it would do next to nothing to improve air quality.

I have been campaigning against the ULEZ expansion since the beginning. It is nothing but a tax on hardworking Londoners, in places where public transport alternatives are few and far between.

As Mayor, I will scrap it on day one. No ifs, no buts.

In its place, I will set up a £50 million Pollution Hotspots fund to tackle air pollution where it is, instead of taxing people everywhere. We all want cleaner air, but it should not come at the expense of the poorest.

We have to put more money back in people's pockets, which is why I will also deal with the waste that Sadiq Khan has built up at City Hall.

3. Build more homes in the right places.

It is far too difficult for younger people to lay down roots in London. Rents are spiralling because Sadiq Khan is not building enough homes to meet demand. He has built far fewer affordable homes per year than his predecessor.

We have got to get rents down and make homes more affordable.

I will build a lot more homes in the right places. They will be homes that people want to live in, which do not disrupt existing communities or the Green Belt.

My plan will focus on beautiful, green, community-oriented places that are high density but not high rise, inspired by the Create Streets model.

As Mayor, I would roll this out at scale across London, working with local boroughs and developers as part of an ambitious, common sense London Plan. I will also relaunch the London Land Commission, to identify brownfield sites where more homes can be built.

We owe it to young people to get this right. And I am determined that we will.

4. Better, greener, more accessible transport.

A successful, vibrant city is a moving city. We need our public transport system working in the best interests of Londoners, and motorists need to be able to go about their lives without being punished by Sadiq Khan.

As Mayor, I will conduct a full review of Transport for London to ensure it is spending money responsibly and delivering the best quality service. This will include a review of safety and air quality on the London Underground.

Sadiq Khan has blocked councils from removing Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) by threatening to withdraw TfL funding. Most LTNs just create congestion and worsen air quality, so I will remove any restrictions or threats imposed by City Hall and encourage councils to remove them.

I will also remove 20mph limits on red routes like Finchley Road, while keeping them in residential areas, to reduce congestion while maintaining road safety.

I have always supported black cabs and will do everything I can to support them, including by allowing them to go where buses go.

5. Support London's culture and values.

We live in an incredible city. Tourists travel here in their millions to enjoy our museums, cultural exhibits, iconic landmarks and nightlife. People from across the world have chosen to make London their home, which has allowed us to become the diverse, multicultural society we benefit from today.

I love London. I was so proud when we hosted the Olympics in 2012 and our city came together to celebrate who we are on the world stage. It left us feeling hopeful and optimistic about the future.

In recent years, sadly, we have seen some decline. Our nightlife has diminished. Politics and social media have become more toxic, which Sadiq Khan has disappointingly contributed to. And our community has drifted apart.

We cannot let this continue. We need to regain that Olympic spirit and bring Londoners back together.

I will be a Mayor for all Londoners. I will champion the city's diversity and its cultural institutions.

To revitalise our night economy, I will set up a 24 Hour London Strategy and meet regularly with industry leaders to provide better support for London's nightlife. Where the government can do more to help us, I will lobby for that support - including making it easier for people in the arts sector to get visas.

I will commission a statue of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Trafalgar Square, in consultation with Buckingham Palace, so that future generations can learn about her and see how much she meant to all of us.

In everything I do, I will strive to bring communities back together. That includes working together to tackle the bread-and-butter issues that matter to everyone - reducing crime, putting money back in people's pockets.


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