London mayor Election 2021: List of candidates

A record-breaking 20 candidates are within the working to be London’s subsequent mayor.

Everyone registered to vote on May 6 can have an opportunity to have their say on who will subsequent lead the capital. 

This newspaper contacted all of the contenders to ask them one easy query. 

What will you do to enhance the lives of individuals dwelling in north west London?

Sixteen hopefuls bought again to us – learn their solutions right here, in alphabetical order by surname. 

Shaun Bailey photographed for the Brent & Kilburn Times outside City Hall. Picture: Polly Hancock

Shaun Bailey photographed for the Brent & Kilburn Times outdoors City Hall. Picture: Polly Hancock

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Shaun Bailey, Conservative Party

“Like so many components of our metropolis, north west London has suffered as a result of the present mayor cares extra about politics than individuals. That’s why I’m campaigning to offer London a contemporary begin. 

“As mayor, I’ll make our streets safer with 8,000 extra police. I’ll reverse the congestion cost hike on day one.

“I’ll scrap plans to increase ULEZ to the North and South Circular, so residents aren’t hit with new costs.

“And I’ll droop each undesirable LTN, solely introducing one if residents assist it.

“With safer streets and decrease payments, collectively we’ll give London a contemporary begin.”

Kam Balayev

Kam Balayev, Renew Party candidate within the mayoral elections 2021

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Kam Balayev, Renew Party

“Why me? Well as a result of all of London together with Brent wants a distinct means.

“A brand new means of addressing the dearth of inexpensive housing within the borough by way of a programme of reductions for first-time patrons. I’ll confront the cladding disaster, which has left lots of of residents dwelling in unsafe lodging with monumental payments to repair it.

“I’ll sort out organised crime at its supply, with a zero-tolerance coverage on the knife crime and gang violence that plagues our streets.

“Comprehensive assist for small companies, who’re struggling beneath rocketing enterprise charges.

“And new imaginative and prescient for town, known as E-London, which can ship a greater future for you and your loved ones.”

Sian Berry AM asks why the half a billion pounds waiting to be spent on housing is not being used now.

Sian Berry AM asks why the half a billion kilos ready to be spent on housing isn’t getting used now.

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Sian Berry, Green Party

“After the 12 months we’ve had, Londoners are crying out for a brand new begin, however we are able to solely get there with a Green Mayor.

“I’ve spent the final 5 years engaged on the Assembly, securing funding for youth companies, and discovering lodging for individuals experiencing homelessness.

“In this election, Greens are the one ones providing new concepts like flattening the fare zones, a fundamental earnings to begin new careers and companies, a better dwelling wage, and decrease rents.

“Londoners have the possibility to vote for one thing massively optimistic on May 6.

“If you need Green, vote Green as your first choice.”

Count Binface, Count Binface for Mayor of London

Count Binface, Count Binface for Mayor of London

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Count Binface, Independent

“My insurance policies are designed to enhance the lives of all Londoners, from a £1 value cap on croissants, to banning speakerphones on public transport, to the restoration of Ceefax to all households inside the M25. I imply these are all no-brainers.

“However, I particularly wish to assist the lives of voters in north west London space, as a result of that’s who I’ve been led to consider shall be studying this message.

“Thus I promise to improve the pavement outdoors Camden Town tube station with retractable spikes, to cease individuals loitering there.

“It wants sorting. Choose Binface, and make your vote Count!”

Valerie Brown, Burning Pink Party

No assertion acquired.

Piers Corbyn, Independent

We had been unable to succeed in Mr Corbyn.

Max Fosh, Independent 

No assertion acquired.

Laurence Fox, The Reclaim Party candidate for the mayoral elections

Laurence Fox, The Reclaim Party candidate for the mayoral elections

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Laurence Fox, The Reclaim Party

“I’ll unlock London to assist Londoners get again to work and having fun with a standard life once more.

“I’ll ship free journey on tubes and buses for six months that will help you get again on the transfer and supply our metropolis with an enormous enhance.

“I’ll take the politics out of the police and introduce powerful New York type policing to focus on crime and cease the gangsters from transferring into our communities.

“I’ll disband the Mayor’s Statue Commission, as a substitute creating new statues to have fun the lives of nice Londoners.

“This is your London, it’s your freedom, reclaim it.”

Peter Gammons, UKIP

Peter Gammons, UKIP

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Peter Gammons, UKIP

“You want a mayor who will consults you and represents you – not pressure adjustments on you.

“I’ll add police sub-stations in each group and restore police on the beat.

“I’ll struggle for cladding victims, cab drivers, renters, to freeze council taxes and cease discrimination towards those that can not afford new electrical vehicles.  

“I’ll cease the enlargement of congestion costs, bicycle lanes and LTNs.

“I’ll shield London’s inexperienced areas and introduce neighbourhood schemes to remodel and beautify each group.  

“So, vote for somebody who will struggle for you.”

Richard Hewison, Rejoin EU

Richard Hewison, Rejoin EU

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Richard Hewison, Region EU Party

“Brexit has been a catastrophe for all of the individuals of London.

“If we’re elected, we are going to arrange a “Brexit Bureaucracy Busters” workplace the place specialists with expertise of dwelling & working in north-west London shall be accessible to help companies struggling to commerce with the EU, college students keen to check within the EU, artists hoping to carry out within the EU, in addition to ensuring our holidays go forward as deliberate.

“We can’t restore all misplaced alternatives stolen by Brexit, however we are able to at the least remedy some of the issues now confronted.

“Put Rejoin EU no.1 in your poll.” 

Vanessa Hudson, Animal Welfare Party

Vanessa Hudson, Animal Welfare Party

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Vanessa Hudson – Animal Welfare Party

“It’s very important to me, and in addition to our Assembly candidate Julian Weisman who lives in Willesden, that good well being and alternative belong to all Londoners – not solely individuals however animals too.

“It’s additionally essential we shield the pure world so the planet we hand over to our kids and grandchildren is liveable.

“As we emerge from the pandemic, I really feel we face a alternative: proceed alongside the trail that introduced us right here or forge a brand new means.

“London can lead the world in a brand new path – performing as a beacon of innovation and of wholesome, sustainable compassionate dwelling.

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Steve Kelleher, Social Democrat Party mayoral candidate

Steve Kelleher, Social Democrat Party mayoral candidate

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Steve Kelleher, Social Democrat Party

“I’m a Bermondsey boy from a council property, Irish Catholic, working class household.

“After a profession within the metropolis I based a specialist recruitment enterprise.

“The SDP imaginative and prescient is for grandparents, mother and father and grownup kids  to as soon as once more stay inside strolling distance.

“50,000 council homes per 12 months by 2024 and robust precedence for individuals born within the borough the place they apply constructing good neighbourhood and assist cut back crime.

“We assist strong policing with 10,000 officers again on neighbourhood beat and at last free journey for 22-25 12 months olds to assist redress the generational divide and assist their getting life again to regular.”

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Photo: Vickie Flores

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Photo: Vickie Flores

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Sadiq Khan, Labour Party

“This election is a two-horse race between me and the Tories.

“I’ll construct a fair brighter future for London after the pandemic.

“My precedence shall be jobs, jobs, jobs. I’ll construct extra council houses and marketing campaign for lease controls.

“I’ll proceed to be powerful on crime and its causes. And I’ll sort out poisonous air air pollution and local weather change.

“So vote for London on May 6 by voting for me and for Labour.”

David Kurten, Heritage Party

David Kurten, Heritage Party

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David Kurten, Heritage Party 

“I’ll scrap the deliberate ULEZ extension to the North and South Circular Roads, so companies and automobile house owners don’t face a ruinous cost of £12.50 a day.

“I’ll take away pop-up bicycle lanes and LTN highway blockages so visitors can transfer extra freely on our roads.

“I’ll make our neighbourhoods safer by boosting police numbers by 3,000 over three years, and I’ll refocus the police from being reactive to being proactive with much more foot patrols and group policing, significantly in excessive crime areas to drive down violent crime, housebreaking and vandalism.”

Farah London,  Independent candidate in the mayoral race 2021

Farah London, Independent candidate within the mayoral race 2021

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Farah London, Independent

“North west London has a various group and has been uncared for. I shall be opening free youth academies to empower our youth in performing arts, artistic and sports activities.

“In addition I shall be opening ladies centres in each borough, that may present coaching, psychological wellbeing, programs, protected area and enterprise grants for ladies to turn out to be entrepreneurs.

“I shall be recruiting 8,500 extra police, to make out streets safer, cut back crime and devoted 1,000 officers to deal with hate crime, which has risen in recent times.

“We must see extra foot move in our excessive streets, and a direct motion I’ll take is to offer Londoners 100 days free journey on public transport to get individuals again into city and lengthen the freezing of enterprise charges for an extended interval, and with vacant outlets, present small companies the chance to run pop up outlets lease free for brief intervals.”

Nim Obunge is standing as an Independent candidate in the mayoral elections

Nim Obunge is standing as an Independent candidate within the mayoral elections

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Nim Obunge, Independent

“I spent some of my childhood dwelling in Cricklewood. I attended faculty and church in Finchley, so I’ve seen important enhancements through the years. 

“Yet there’s nonetheless extra that must be accomplished.

“As Mayor I’ll: implement a COVID reduction fund addressing enterprise sustainability, that features scrapping enterprise charges for 2021, and addressing unemployment and poverty; guarantee a safer London by addressing the basis causes of crime by holding our streets and houses protected and implementing a strong group/policing plan; assist native councils to execute the inexpensive housing schemes and evaluate the ten per cent council tax hike.”

Niko Omilana, Independent

No assertion acquired.

Cllr Luisa Porritt. Picture: Emilie Gomez

Cllr Luisa Porritt. Picture: Emilie Gomez

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Luisa Porritt, Liberal Democrat Party

“The Liberal Democrats have a plan to Take London Forward.

“It has a transparent concentrate on three fundamental wants: jobs, houses and clear air.

“We will reinvent the excessive avenue to place it again on the coronary heart of the group and create respectable native jobs.

“We will convert empty places of work into high quality, inexpensive houses to assist sort out the housing disaster.

“And we are going to scrap the polluting Silvertown Tunnel highway mission and put money into greener public transport as a substitute to wash up our air.

“With the massive concepts in our Liberal Democrat plan, I’m able to ‘Take London Forward’.”

Mandu Reid, Women’s Equality Party

Mandu Reid, Women’s Equality Party

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Mandu Reid, Women’s Equality Party

“As we get well from the pandemic we should make sure that we don’t simply construct again higher, however that we construct again equal.

“For residents of the north west and all Londoners, the Women’s Equality Party will push for: a care-led restoration together with inexpensive and accessible childcare – as a result of you may’t save jobs with out saving childcare.

“Housing that’s inside attain of Londoners on low incomes – together with extra social housing; protected transport subsidies – as a result of reducing them is a false economic system.

“Ending violence towards ladies to be a political precedence – so that everybody in our metropolis can take security and freedom with no consideration.”

Brian Rose, London Mayor candidate

Brian Rose is working for London Mayor within the 2021 election

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Brian Rose, London Real Party

His three “costed” priorities are housing, crime and the economic system.

” I’ll use TfL land to construct £100,000 modular houses close to North London transport hubs, introducing an infrastructure levy so earnings from developments return to communities.

“My plans for 10,000 additional officers will see extra police, better-trained, in North London, drawn from native communities.

“A six-month enterprise assist scheme – with charges reduction, much less crimson tape and a month-long world truthful – will assist small and medium companies specifically.

“They are the spine of North London’s economic system; we should assist them to assist us.”

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