Darren Johnson, the Green Party’s 2000 and 2004 mayoral candidate, a London Assembly member for 16 years and former councillor, warns the party’s focus on electoral pacts risks harming its standing.
What we are seeing now is London Green Party doing exactly the same as virtually every other political party in virtually every mayoral contest – promoting our own candidate and our own party and leaving voters to make up their own mind on second preferences.
While every mayoral candidate promises they can build the most homes, few are talking about the homes they’ll demolish. This really matters, because as I’ve found we can end up actually losing more homes to demolitions and sales than we build.
Which do you think is the bigger challenge for London? The cost of your council tax bill, or the failure of the Mayor’s big investors and developers to tackle our housing crisis?
After years working with cycling campaigners to lobby for safe and pleasant streets, the Mayor and TfL are finally delivering some really good infrastructure.