Fix-price housing market support from London mayoral candidate
April 18, 2012 Leave a comment
The former civil servant’s manifesto has been described as covering all policy areas with some solid ideas and an agenda which focuses on the community. She states that she did not just want to cover one issue and wants to ‘challenge’ our current mainstream parties in politics by being less extreme and more thoughtful.
Ken Livingstone, the Labour candidate for the race, is welcoming of Siobhan Benita, believing that a range of candidates for the election debate should have their voice heard. Boris Johnson, the Conversative candidate, has yet to comment on Siobhan Benita.
Besides a fixed-price housing market, other policies which Ms Benita wishes to introduce include 80,000 affordable new homes available for the public and not for the private sector, as well as a fare freeze until 2014 for transport and one extra hour for the Tube on the weekend.
Her manifesto was supportive of education with the inclusion of every child receiving a library card as well as youth mayor and education commissioner to be appointed, and a further 167 primary schools to be built. There was also the promise of an independent review of the Met to tackle wastefulness and create a better relationship with the community.
Her final point on the agenda was to better manage the finances at City Hall to put an end to so-called ‘vanity projects’.
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