One London Mayoral Candidate and Assembly Member Damian Hockney has criticised the Green Alliance for “holding a public mayoral debate involving only those candidates who agree with their own Green agenda”.
The Alliance held a debate earlier today including only the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat Green Party candidates.
Mr Hockney, who recently wrote of the difficulties candidates from smaller parties faced in getting equal access to media coverage and public events, said today’s debate had “turned into an environmental closed shop.”
Hockney claims he “was refused, despite being a London Assembly member” a request to appear and offer alternative “pro-motorist, pro-airport expansion, anti-green tax” view.
“If Londoners want to keep their right to travel free of red tape and relatively cheaply, they should vote for the only candidate and party speaking up for them – myself and the One London Party.”
Damian Hockney’s transport manifesto pledges include the promotion of airport expansion in the South East, scrapping the congestion charge western extension and a “full cost-benefit analysis of all GLA green agenda policies.”