Mayor Of London Promises to Build Fairer, Safer and Greener Capital

Sadiq Khan | Hillingdon Today
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan / Steve Punter

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will start his third term as the capital’s Mayor today, pledging to make London the best city in the world to grow up in.

Speaking at his Declaration of Office later today, the Mayor will outline his commitment to improving the lives of young Londoners – from birth all the way to buying a house and getting a job. He will say that, above all else, his work is about “giving the next generation a chance” and ensuring Londoners can reach their potential.

He pledged that he will build a fairer, safer and greener city for every Londoner. The key priorities that he has set out for his third term are:

• Make free school meals permanent in London’s state primary schools.

• Keep TfL fares frozen until at least 2025.

• Never introduce a pay-per-mile road charging scheme in London.

• End rough sleeping by 2030 with support from the Government.

• Build 40,000 new council homes by 2030 and build new “rent control” homes.

• Put 1,300 more police on the streets, and fund more youth clubs with £30 million investment.

• Provide record investment to tackle violence against women and girls, and deliver free legal support for victims.

• Continue world-leading climate action with a fully zero-emission bus fleet by 2030.

• Clean up the Thames, with a plan to make it swimmable within 10 years.

• Provide free skills training for any unemployed or low-income Londoner, and create 150,000+ new good jobs by 2028.