Green candidate Sian Berry has published her full manifesto for the coming mayoral election.
Over the past few months Ms Berry has pledged to introduce lower fares for outer Londoners, scrap fare zones by 2025, support the creation of a new London Renters Union to fight for tenant rights and build 200,000 new homes.
She’s also pledged to support workers and employers by opposing the conversion of commercial and industrial premises into homes and to promote the London Living Wage.
Other policies including expanding the use of road charging, support for cycling, including by expanding the cycle hire scheme, to help end “car dependency” and introducing the planned Ultra-low Emission Zone in 2019, earlier than currently planned, to boost efforts to clean up air quality.
The manifesto draws these policies together under the strapline ‘The Power of Good Ideas’.
Launching the document on Monday morning, Berry said: “Greens put fairness at the heart of all our policies, building more homes with co-operative and smaller companies not big developers, funding experts to help communities defend their estates and helping private tenants with rent controls and a renters’ union so they can organise and stand together.
“We will make London a better place to live by reducing traffic, improving public transport and helping people walk and cycle on safe streets to nearby shops and services.”
In addition to standing for Mayor, Ms Berry is standing for election to the London Assembly on which the party has been represented since the inaugural City Hall elections in 2000.
Londoners will elect a new Mayor and the 25 members of the London Assembly on May 5th. Candidates for Mayor include Conservative Zac Goldsmith, Labour’s Sadiq Khan, Liberal Democrat Caroline Pidgeon, the Green party’s Sian Berry and UKIP’s Peter Whittle.