London faces record levels of knife crime, unaffordable homes, a bankrupt transport network & a rising cost of living.

So we need a fresh start.

And I have a plan to deliver it.
I’ll make our streets safe by hiring 8,000 extra police officers and reopening 38 police stations to the public.
I’ll help young people get out of crime with 32 new youth centres and 4,000 new youth workers.
I’ll get young Londoners on the housing ladder by building 100,000 homes and selling them for £100,000 each.
I’ll clean up London’s air with a zero-emission bus fleet by 2025 and interest-free loans for black cab drivers to go electric.
I’ll fix TfL’s finances by introducing corporate sponsorship to the tube network, so we protect under-18s’ and over-60s’ free travel.
I’ll build a bigger, better transport network with a London Infrastructure Bank that will fund major projects like Hammersmith Bridge repairs, tube upgrades and Crossrail 2.
I’ll reverse the congestion charge hike and scrap plans to extend the £12.50 daily ULEZ charge to outer London.
I’ll save each London household £307 by reversing @SadiqKhan’s 10% council tax hike.
I’ll stand up for outer boroughs by scrapping @SadiqKhan’s plans to charge people £5.50 to drive into outer London. And by introducing 30-minutes free parking for outer boroughs.
I’ll work constructively with government to get a better deal for London.

And I’ll always take responsibility for London’s problems - because that’s the first step in fixing them.

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25 Nov 20
Londoners have been asking about my policy of 100,000 homes for £100,000 each.
They like the policy — but they want to know how it will work. Read on to find out!


It’s every Londoner’s dream to buy a home. And it’s the Mayor’s responsibility to make that dream a reality.
But homeownership has been out of reach for too many Londoners. So in my first term, I’ll fund the construction of 100,000 homes to be sold for £100,000 each.
City Hall has more than enough money. @SadiqKhan was given £4 billion to build affordable homes. But he allocated 80% of it to building homes for rent.
If @SadiqKhan gets his way, a generation of Londoners will be locked into renting and unable to save a deposit.
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1 Nov 20
On a cold and wet weekend, I want to thank all the activists who were out campaigning for a safer, fairer and more affordable London.

This weekend, @SadiqKhan was bailed out. He has wasted £9.56bn at TfL. Now he’s going to make Londoners pay. This city deserves better.
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1 Nov 20

For the second time this year, TfL has run out of money.

So once again, the government are bailing @SadiqKhan out.

This £1.7 billion bailout covers the cost of Covid — but not the cost of @SadiqKhan’s mismanagement.

.@SadiqKhan racked up £9.56bn in waste over 4 years.

That’s SIX TIMES the cost of Covid, which cost £1.6bn in lost fares.

The bailout does NOT force Khan to extend the congestion charge, despite what he claimed. But if he wants to bring back services, he needs to cut waste

He could end free travel for friends of TfL staff, which has cost £159 million.

He could reform TfL’s pension system, which has cost £828 million.

He could end Crossrail delays, which have cost £5.25 billion.

He could cut executive pay, which has grown by £58 million.

Read 6 tweets
24 Jul 20
After receiving a £1.6bn bailout from Gov in May, @SadiqKhan is now demanding another one.

It's easy for the Mayor to blame the virus.

But if he had managed TfL's finances properly, he wouldn't have needed one bailout, let alone two.

THREAD 1/15…
It's easy for @SadiqKhan to blame TfL's current financial crisis on Covid.

After all, TfL revenue took a hit during lockdown.

But if the Mayor had built up reserves, grown the network and paid off debt during the last four years, these bailouts would not be necessary.

So let's look at what happened.

In 2014, when Boris was Mayor, he was told that TfL would need to become ‘self sufficient’. The Mayor was given the power to collect business rates, but the Gov grant was cut.

In essence, the two cancelled each other out.

Read 15 tweets
22 Jul 20
In 2016, Sadiq Khan became Mayor and Chairman of TfL.

Four years and £13bn of debt later, TfL is bankrupt. Londoners are stuck with a higher congestion charge. And fares are set to rise.

Khan defended his record in Parliament today. But he left a few things out.

Read on 👇🏿
Sadiq Khan has mismanaged TfL for 4 years.

He froze single fares, mostly benefitting tourists. Cost = £640m

He delayed Crossrail again and again. Cost = £5bn

He paid out massive bonuses to TfL staff. Cost = £1.7m (in 2019 alone)

And he refused to find savings.

Even worse, Sadiq Khan misled Parliament today.

He said that he cut the number of TfL staff earning over £100k a year.

Actually, he increased the number. To 557.

I have written to the Mayor asking him to correct his statement.

Read 9 tweets
16 Jul 20
At 8pm, I’m debating race on @ITV. Here’s what I’ll say.

I believe in equality of opportunity. It’s the reason behind London’s success.

Equality isn’t about defunding police or ending capitalism. It’s about unlocking the potential of every Londoner, black and white.
The more chances we all have, the better our city becomes.

Opportunity is the route out of poverty, the route out of crime.

I know this. I was a youth worker for 20 years. When you give people opportunity, they thrive. Because at the end of the day, we all want the same things.
When Stephen Lawrence was murdered, Britain was a different place.

To people of colour, Stephen’s murder was upsetting and scary. But it wasn’t shocking.

Racism was more acceptable back then. Racist violence was all too common.

What that shocked us was the police response.
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