Ahead of the 2021 mayoral election, this manifesto sets ideas for the next Mayor of London to respond to the city's big challenges.
On 6 May 2021, Londoners will vote for a new Mayor of London and 25 London Assembly Members. The next Mayor will need to take decisive action on London’s economic recovery, as well as transport, housing, and planning policy — and make the case for the city as we emerge from the pandemic.
- Introduce a London-wide road user charging system that charges drivers based on distance travelled, type of vehicle, time of day, congestion levels and availability of alternative travel options.
- Make London a world leader in safe and inclusive access to ‘micromobility technologies’ — cycling, ebikes and escooters.
- Draw up new strategies on freight and parking.
- Publish a Statement of Community Involvement that commits to public engagement in the planning system.
- Create a Client Charter to strike a better balance between London’s businesses and self-employed workers.
- Create ‘urban enterprise zones’ to enable the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to establish businesses in London’s commercial districts.
- Call on the government to reform property taxes — council tax and stamp duty — and devolve these to London.
- Make the positive case for London to the rest of the UK and the government.