Siân Berry, Green Party candidate for Mayor of London, launched her campaign at City Hall this morning promising to cut the cost of living in the capital.
Unveiling her new poster, a giant banknote bearing her portrait and the slogan “A Green London is a more affordable London”, Ms Berry said she wanted to introduce policies to boost the availability of affordable housing, cut utility bills and reduce transport costs for Londoners.
Speaking this morning Ms Berry said said: “London is the second most expensive city in the world, and while billions are made in the City, ordinary Londoners often struggle to pay for the basics – housing, energy and transport. Being Green is about believing in a fair share for everybody, so I’m determined to cut the astronomical cost of living and make a fairer, Greener London.”
“These plans will also slash the capital’s carbon footprint – 40% of CO2 emissions come from our homes and 20% from transport. We need to cut carbon emissions in all areas of our lives and my plans show that, done right, fighting climate change saves, not costs, money.”
“By cutting fares, increasing the amount of affordable housing, and making London’s homes warm and dry with low fuel bills, I’ll take a huge chunk out of the burden of expenses Londoners carry, as well as improving health and quality of life. I’ll also provide more affordable premises for small businesses, take their side against the multinationals, and push for the London Living Wage to boost the economy and make it deliver for ordinary working Londoners.”