boris 2012 manifesto

boris 2012 manifesto

Boris Johnson’s 2012 Manifesto
Taking Greater London

Boris Johnson’s 2012 Manifesto is broken down into seven distinct chapters. These are:

• Growing the London economy
• Cutting waste and council tax
• Investing in Transport
• Fighting Crime in London
• Supporting older Londoners
• Uniting Londoners
• Value from the Olympics

The key elements of his overarching vision for his second term as Mayor of London are summarised by his 9 point plan:

1. Cutting waste at City Hall – freeing up £3.5 billion for services
2. Putting £445 back in Londoners’ pockets by freezing the Mayoral share of council tax and cutting it by at least 10% if re-elected
3. Creating 200,000 new jobs over the next four years
4. Making streets and homes safer with1,000 more police on the beat
5. Restoring 300 acres of green space and planting 20,000 street trees
6. Investing £221 million to transform local high streets, supporting small businesses
7. Ensuring a true Olympic legacy – 11,000 new homes and 10,000 new jobs
8. Reducing Tube delays 30% by 2015. Building Crossrail and orbital rail to link our suburbs. Extending the Bike Hire scheme
9. Securing a better deal for London from No 10
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• Create 104,000 jobs through a £3 billion housing plan, delivering around 55,000 affordable homes by 2015 for low and middle income workers. The Mayor has also secured a further £108 million funding package to kick-start building projects across the capital. As part of the Government’s Get Britain Building programme – which will unlock stalled sites with planning permission – the funding will deliver more than 2,700 homes and at least 4,000 jobs in Barnet, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth

• Secure private sponsorship to host an annual Mayoral jobs fair, and explore launching a targeted London careers...

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