Sunday, 05 July 2015

Housing pledge for 250,000 Londoners from mayoral hopeful

A London assembly member has launched his bid to oust Boris Johnson with a pledge to build homes for 250,000 Londoners.

Mike Tuffrey has joined former MP Lembit Opik in formally announcing his intention to win the Liberal Democrat nomination for mayor of London with a plan to increase housing in the capital.

Mr Tuffrey said: ‘It’s time for serious solutions to the big challenges we face if London is to remain a great city to live, work and raise a family in over the next decade.

‘With new powers coming from central government, we need a GLA - mayor and assembly - that is ambitious for London, like the GLC of old.’

Mr Tuffrey, who sits on the housing and planning committee in the London Assembly, made the announcement today at City Hall where he also outlined his five point plan for success.

  • More, better and cheaper housing
  • Investment in transport to keep London moving
  • Action for jobs and a challenge to big business to pay fair wages
  • Protect neighbourhood policing and promote youth opportunities
  • Clean air and healthy London

Mr Tuffrey has been a London Assembly member since 2002 and joins Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone, Jenny Jones and party colleague Lembit Opik in bidding for the capital’s top job.

Nominations for the Liberal Democrat candidate for mayor of London close on Friday 17 June with party members deciding the winner on 12 August.

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