Conservative Mayoral Candidate has launched his election manifesto. Central to his campaign is a pledge to reduce crime if elected, Mr Norris told reporters: “If crime is not lower and people in London do not feel safer by the end of my first four years, I will simply not stand for re-election.”
Mr Norris continued: “We know that something can be done about crime. In New York, Rudy Giuliani showed how you can make a large city a safer place in which to live and work. I intend to bring many of his ideas – and his team – to London to help make that difference in London.”
At the launch, Norris highlighted his five key election promises:
1. Insist that the Metropolitan Police puts hundreds more of London’s 30,000 police officers on the street.
2. Zero tolerance for anti-social behaviour, with a crackdown on illegal mini-cab touts, vandals and graffiti-artists.
3. Extra transport police and security guards on buses, tubes and trains, particularly in isolated suburban stations.
4. Introduce free buses for children at primary schools to provide parents with a real alternative to the “school run”.
5. Scrap the congestion charge and the planned extension as well as an amnesty for all outstanding fines.