Reasons to Vote Ken and Len Tomorrow

Ken and Len’s commitments for a new term:

  • Continue investing to transform London’s transport system – continue improving bus services, modernise the Tube, build Crossrail and improve London rail services through London Overground to raise service and safety standards, while holding down fares
  • Continue the six per cent reduction in crime each year – add a further 1,000 police over the next year to London’s existing record police numbers and maintain a dedicated police team in every neighbourhood
  • Safeguard the policy that 50 per cent of new homes should be cheaper homes to buy and homes at affordable rents; build a minimum fifty thousand new affordable homes in the next three years
  • Introduce 24 hour operation of the Freedom Pass – giving older and disabled Londoners free travel before 9am and throughout the day
  • Extend the student travel discount to Oyster One Day Travelcards; maintain free travel for under-18s on the buses
  • A £25 a day charge for high carbon-emitting gas guzzlers to enter the central London congestion zone and no charge for the greenest cars, with a London-wide Low Emission Zone to keep the worst polluting lorries out of London
  • Maintain good community relations – continue to reduce racist attacks, down more than fifty per cent over eight years
  • Youth centres for our young people – a £78m programme to set up youth centres and improve youth services throughout London to provide safe facilities outside school hours

More detail on Ken’s site, and more about Len here.

Ken and Len

About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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3 Responses to Reasons to Vote Ken and Len Tomorrow

  1. ross says:

    i’m sure 100% of new homes will be cheaper to buy now, although don’t think that’s something ken can take credit for!

    on a serious note though, i’m not sure what merit there is in ‘safeguarding’ a policy that is never enforced by the mayor in the first place

    likewise i’m not sure how much merit there is in sian’s pledge to increase the policy level from 50% to 60%, given that the current level, let alone the much lower borough levels, are not even being met or enforced at present, so seems a fairly empty pledge (mind you it’s not unique in that respect)

  2. This post was obviously motivated by the terrible fear generated among New Labour’s lackies and running dogs by my refusal to endorse Len. (insert appropriate humourous emoticon here)

  3. Andrew Brown says:

    Ross, down 1% on last year if the Evening Standard headline is accurate – still someway off the 20% they quoted a few weeks ago.

    Bob, you know us lackies we’re terrified because we know the power of the interweb to influence all our thinking. That and if you don’t ask you don’t get.

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