26 March 2012

My Transport Manifesto

Today I am launching my transport manifesto. It's a critical part of my 9 point plan for a Greater London.

A world class city should have a world class transport system that is safe, efficient, economical and reliable. A transport system that uses modern technology to meet the changing needs of Londoners and to guarantee long term sustainable lower fares.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London, transport | Tags: Boris bikes, Boris johnson, Buses, Congestion, Crossrail, Cycle hire, Freedom pass, Investment, Manifesto, Rail, Roadworks, Suburban rail, Transport, Tube, Unions

21 November 2011

Real change in Islington

My family and I have lived in Islington for over thirty years. For most of that time, all we have ever known is Labour - either at local, City Hall or Government level. And yet our borough still has a substantial problem with poverty, with two-thirds of our residents being amongst the poorest fifth in the country.

Ken Livingstone's solution was always to take away more money. First, through tax increases - he increased council tax by 153%. And second, by saying one thing on fares, but doing another - resulting in massive fare increases after elections.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Fighting London's corner, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Council tax freeze, Crossrail, Cycle hire, Islington