I am proud to call London my home. I grew up on a council house in Ladbroke Grove, worked as a youth worker and now serve Londoners on the London Assembly.
London is a city of opportunity, innovation and culture, but today our city is facing record levels of crime under the current Mayor. We need a plan to make London safe again. My plan is to deliver more police, get knives of our streets, stop gang crime and toughen up on violent crime.
I know knife crime. I’ve had a machete pointed at me during my time as a youth worker. I’ve seen a boy bleeding out on the pavement after he was stabbed outside my office. The current Mayor is failing Londoners.
As a youth worker I saw how politics has failed so many of the city’s young people. Crime levels are continuing to soar in London and the Mayor is standing by idly.
Enough is enough. I’m tired of waiting for a Mayor who never acts. If the Mayor won’t act, then I will. We need to pull London together to stop a devastating outcome and #MakeLondonSafe.
And that’s why I’m standing to be the Mayor of London.
Because he understands how best to fix our problems. He knows that if you bring communities together, and give them the support they need, there’s no problem they can’t fix.
That’s what London needs right now. Not another national politician – but someone who’ll bring people together to solve the very real problems we have.
"If I get into politics I could show the kids there’s nowhere a poor kid can't be"
Someone who cares less about politics and more about getting things done.
Someone who’ll be honest with us about what needs to happen.
Shaun’s priorities for Greater London come from real-life experience. They come from listening to the priorities of ordinary Londoners.
Shaun's Priorities for London
- Cutting violent crime – so we can walk the streets safely.
- Building homes that ordinary Londoners can actually afford to buy – so owning a home is a possibility for everyone.
- Investing in London’s transport network – so everyone has a reliable service that gets them to work on time.
- And protecting Greater London’s economy – so our city’s economy continues to grow through Brexit and beyond.
So that’s what Shaun will do as Mayor of London – show leadership on London’s priorities, bring people together to solve our shared problems and work hard to make a lasting difference.
Shaun has a plan to protect Greater London’s future.