My vision for London is simple - I want all Londoners to have the same opportunities that our city gave me: a home they can afford, a highly-skilled job with decent pay, an affordable and modern transport system and a safe, clean and healthy environment.
London is the greatest city in the world. But I want to make it even better.
Too many people in our city don’t have a job, or get paid less than they need to survive. With my programme for business and the economy I will change that.
Too many Londoners can’t afford to buy their own home or are trapped paying extortionate rents to sub-standard landlords. My plan for housing will change that.
Too many people are the victims of crime and don’t feel safe in their communities. My policies for crime and policing, and my six point plan to tackle knife crime will change that.
Too many workers in London have to go to work on overcrowded, delayed, dirty transport. My plans for transport will change that.
For too long Londoners have had a Tory Mayor who has been little more than a figurehead, or chief ribbon-cutter. Some of it has been fun – but it is not good enough for our city.
There is so much more to do.
The Mayor should be fighting at every turn for better homes, better policing, better transport and an economy that works for business and for workers. The Mayor should strain every sinew so that every Londoner can have the opportunities that so many of us take for granted but so many still do not receive. Please give me the chance to be that Mayor.