London is a great city but it should be better.



I'm running to be the Labour candidate for Mayor of London because I want to build One London - where we all share in our city's success.

London needs a Labour Mayor – our city is too unequal, the housing crisis is out of control, and the Tories won’t lift a finger.

But just imagine what we can do if we win in May. More homes, better transport, real opportunity for everyone.

I can beat the Tories, and from Sure Start to the Olympics Londoners know I can deliver.

I believe I’ve got the plan to bind our city back together and unleash every Londoners' full potential. I've got the support across our city to win, and the record to do the job – but I can’t do it without your support.












My Story
I was born a Londoner.

I love London. I was born here, my children were born here, I’ve worked here all my life. This is a unique city, with an energy like nowhere else in the world.

I’m so proud of London, but I know that too many Londoners don’t share in our city’s success.

I’ve been a childcare officer in Brixton, working with decent families in tremendous poverty. I was a psychiatric social worker in Southwark, helping those who need extra support to get on in life. I’ve seen the true impact of the inequality that holds our city back.

I’ve always fought to build a better, fairer society. That’s what politics is about. It’s not about soaring speeches, and nice sound bites, it’s about delivery – actually making things better, whatever obstacles are put in your way. I’ve always tried to remember that.

As a councillor in Camden I fought for equal pay when people said it was a waste of time – but we won.

As an MP in Dulwich and West Norwood I fought for and won new schools for our community when others said we should settle for what we've got.

As a cabinet Minister I worked with David Blunkett to establish Sure Start – which has helped 100,000s of young Londoners children get a better start in life.







And in 2002 I was the Secretary of State who took the decision to bid for the Olympics in London. It wasn’t easy. Everyone was sceptical. First the department tried to talk me out of it. But I won them over.

Then the Prime Minister said he wasn’t convinced. But I talked him round. Then I convinced the cabinet.

Then – when everyone told us Paris had it in the bag - I got on a plane with the rest of the bid team and we talked the world round as well.

And we delivered the greatest Games the world has ever seen – and London was the star of the show.

The Gamesmakers, the atmosphere in our city, that sense that our home is truly the best place on earth. We all felt it.

The Olympics were a success because we had the best people doing their best work for a great cause. We need to bring that same sense to building One London today.

Every day I see another reason why I want to be the Mayor of London – another example of the things I want to change. The Housing crisis, the inequality that threatens to tear our city apart, the searing lack of opportunity that robs so many young Londoners of their potential…. So it all comes down to this.

I believe I can deliver the change that London needs.

I've always fought for Londoners, I've delivered for London before and I want to fight for the people of this city again.










My plan to build One London where we all share in our city’s success

Building the homes we need, affordable transport you can rely on, unleashing our city’s potential, real opportunity for all Londoners.


On Day One of my mayoralty, I will establish
Homes for Londoners



We need urgent action to tackle London’s housing crisis. As Mayor of London, I will make housing my number one priority - to finally get a grip of the housing crisis and get our city building the homes we need.


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Better transport


London’s transport is failing to keep pace with the dynamism of our city. If we are to build one London, we need better, more affordable transport which meets the huge population growth and housing pressures we face and guarantees the future prosperity we all rely on.

As Mayor, I will freeze fares for the first year, to release Londoners from the endless spiral of fare hikes. I will introduce one zone weekends, so all Londoners can enjoy everything the city has to offer. And I’ll end the two bus rip-off with one-hour tickets, to deliver real savings for people who have to change buses.



After housing, fares are one of the biggest costs most families face. Over recent years, the mayor has piled on the pressure, repeatedly increasing bus and tube fares by more than prices at just the moment when wages have stagnated. At the same time, commuters travelling into work by train have been hit by huge hikes in ticket prices. For all Londoners, but particularly those on low pay, there’s nothing fair about rising fares.

Soaring travel costs are not, though, simply a threat to family budgets. They also endanger London’s competitiveness. People pay more to travel to work in London than they do in other cities, not just in the UK but throughout Europe. And to ensure that London is the best city in the world to live, work and to do business, we have to address the gaps in connectivity and capacity which result from decades of under-investment. Rail travel in London and the south-east has grown by 60 per cent over the past two decades, while capacity has increased by only about 25 per cent. Transport for London forecasts 650,000 more rail trips per day into and around London by 2025.


Crossrail will allow us to start addressing these problems but, alone, it is insufficient. TfL estimates that Crossrail will add about 10 per cent to London’s transport capacity, but population growth in London is set to out-strip that. As London’s transport commissioner recognises, when Crossrail opens in three year’s time “it will immediately be full”.

It took six decades for Crossrail to get the green light. London cannot wait that long again for the next major high-capacity rail project. It is also an entirely false economy: it is estimated that, over time, the benefits to the country as a whole of Crossrail in terms of increased productivity, jobs and reduced journey times will be more than twice what it has cost to build.

We have to take action now to address this looming capacity crisis: one which threatens to make the morning and evening commute more and more unpleasant and will eventually cost London investment, jobs and opportunities as businesses decide they’ll set up in those cities which offer a 21st century transport infrastructure.


Air Quality


London’s air quality is among the worst in Europe. We rank below cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris, and – internationally – our air is more polluted than cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago and Sydney. Central London in particular regularly breaches the legal limits for air pollution.

As Mayor, I will;

  • Pedestrianise Oxford Street in order to clean up London's air, as a first step to making London a walking city
  • Aim to commission only zero-emission capable buses from 2020
  • Encourage the development of a leasing scheme to help taxi drivers make the jump to zero-emission capable cabs
  • Ensure that plans to extend London Charging infrastructure and establish a Paris-style car club are delivered by 2018
  • Have air pollution monitors installed at ‘buggy level’ to help parents understand the effect of poor air quality




Air quality is not just an environment issue, it is a public health emergency. Pollution is a silent killer: London's Clean Air campaign estimates that almost 7,500 deaths in London each year can be attributed to air-quality related illnesses; in some parts of the capital one in 12 deaths are partly caused by the effects of particle air pollution.

Our children and elderly bear the brunt of the pollution with our cars choke London’s air. I find deeply disturbing the thought of mums pushing buggies near the North Circular Road knowing their babies are inhaling the most toxic fumes in London. Or that a child’s walk to school is putting their health in serious danger.
Over 1,000 London schools are within 150 metres of roads on which 10,000 or more vehicles travel each day – putting our children and young people at risk of developing asthma, with evidence also suggesting stunted lung growth.

At the same time, high pollution levels increase the chance that London’s elderly people will suffer life-threatening cardiovascular diseases.

I will ensure that TfL leads by example putting London's buses, taxis and car clubs on the path to all-electric technology.







Connecting London

A One London transport policy will also address London’s connectivity challenge. South London has a patchwork of unintegrated, underdeveloped and poorly managed local and suburban main line rail services. Its 227 stations, many of them bleak and untouched for a century, symbolise the second-class service south Londoners get – as their commute plays second fiddle to the demands of the long-distance rail firms. This is a key part of the north-south divide my One London transport plan will overcome.

As well as closing the north-south side divide, my One London transport plan will also close the Thames chasm. London is moving east: Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking and Dagenham and Havering on the north bank, Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich and Bexley on the south, are projected to provide nearly half of London’s new housing over the coming decades.

But east of Tower Bridge, cars, bikes, buses and trucks have to battle the daily bottlenecks around the Blackwall and Rotherhithe tunnels, while the North Greenwich cable car carries fewer passengers in a week than a bridge or tunnel would carry in 10 minutes. Sadly, in cancelling the Greenwich to Newham bridge on taking office in 2008, the mayor has simply compounded this massive obstacle to growth and prosperity in London.

I understand why many Londoners choose to own a car. But much of London is a car park: its roads are clogged, but most cars sit idle most of the time – 14 per cent of the city’s real estate is occupied by parked cars. Many Londoners want an alternative: the mobility a car provides without the hassle and cost of owning one.

Cycling

More and more Londoners are cycling – but cycling in London is still far too risky. I want to champion cycling safety so that more people in London, particularly women and older people, have the confidence to cycle.

Cycling is win-win – good for health, reduces congestion on buses tubes and roads, and reduces air pollution. We should be doing everything we can to ensure this is a welcoming city for cyclists.

London today is not truly fit for cyclists – and lives are being put at risk.

If I am Mayor, I will:

  • Use the convening power of the Mayor to ensure that all primary and secondary schools offer cycling proficiency courses called ‘bikeability’ – and promote cycling proficiency courses among adults
  • Accelerate the completion of the Better Junctions programme – with all 33 junctions to be completed before 2020
  • Ensure that all HGVs become ‘cyclist-safe,’ with driver vision cabs that improve visibility and eliminate blind spots.
  • Ensure that the Metropolitan Police enforce 20 mph roads where they have been designated by TfL and the boroughs
  • Continue with the proposed work to create an all-London cycling network
  • Let’s make London a city fit for cyclists, fit for Londoners and fit for a healthy future.








Opportunity for all


I want to build One London – where we all share in our city’s success. But today, too many Londoners feel like the opportunity in our city isn’t for them.

For many children and young people, London is the greatest city in the world to grow up. It is a city of huge opportunities and excitement; the best schools in the country; and real cultural vibrancy. But these experiences are not ones shared by all of London’s children and young people. This damaging divide tears at the social fabric of our city entrenching inequality for generations to come.

Despite being the nation’s richest region, London has some of the highest rates of child poverty in Britain. Nearly 4 in 10 of London’s children grow up in poverty. In some boroughs, that figure reaches close to 50 per cent. But, underlining the gulf in wealth and opportunity in our city, that figure is two-thirds lower in the capital’s most prosperous boroughs.

And too many Londoners work hard but don’t receive a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work. That has to change. Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the best of London.

Restoring Sure Start - giving every child, every chance



I’ll restore Sure Start to its founding principles – and make this promise to Londoners: we’ll make sure every child, has every chance. That’s what building One London is all about.


Read my plan for Sure Start

Fair Pay



London is home to more billionaires than any other city on earth, and yet last year – thanks to low pay, delays and cuts in benefits, sickness and debt – nearly 100,000 Londoners were forced to use a foodbank.


My plan to end poverty pay

Helping young Londoners into
a decent job



London is failing to provide our young people with the experience and skills both they and our businesses need to succeed in the global economy.


My plan for young Londoners

10 things to do before you’re 10



My promise to London children – every child should be able to enjoy the rich experience of childhood beyond school.


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“Tessa was my MP for most of my life and I know she can deliver for London as she’s done for the Olympics – and she was very supportive for young people and carried them along with her!”

Mark

“I’m backing Tessa because we need to build more homes for Londoners & she’s the candidate who’s already proven she can deliver”



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With the introduction of registered and affiliated supporters, this selection presents a real opportunity to engage with Londoners beyond our traditional base. We can only win this selection if we build a movement. A movement needs people, and that means you.

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Best Beach Chairs for enjoying your weekend on London Beach

When you are going to the beach to spend some time with your family then there should be all the things in your back pack or in your car. You can apply sun screen and you can go for the umbrellas as well but what about the chairs?

At the time of going to the beach, you should have comfortable and best chair so you can enjoy the location and can give relaxation to your body. Here are the best beach chairs you can go for when on the beach.

KELSYUS ORIGINAL CANOPY CHAIR

When you want all the facilities in one chair then you should go for this model. In this chair, you are going to find comfort and shade all at the same time. In the normal chairs, you are not going to find the shade to save yourself from the sun.

After a certain time, of course, you want to stay away from the sun and you want to avoid sun burn. The price of the chair is $49.99. You can look for the more chairs at my website.

TOMMY BAHAMA BACKPACK CHAIR

When you are alone and you don’t want to bring a bag full of things with you on the beach then you should go for the Tommy Bahama chair. You can add all the things you are going to use in the back pocket of the chair.

You can keep drinks and other consumable items in the back pocket of the chair and then all your things will be saved. The price of the chair is $67.50 which is affordable when you love the beach.

BLUE RIDGE OUTER BANK CHAIR

This chair is perfect when you want to spend your day in a lavish style. This chair is of wood and the finishing of the chair gives it absolutely expensive and executive look on the beach. This chair is good for the posture of your body.

OSTRICH 3 IN 1 CHAIR

This chair is suitable for you when you want to have rested on the beach. You can make it a bed, you can use it like a chair and you can use it a semi-chair as well. No matter if you want to read a book or want to sleep this chair will support you.

You just have to change it in the posture you want to use it in and you are good to go. This chair is suitable for the people who want to make it like a bed and who want to read the books to enjoy the nature. This chair is perfect for your garden as well.

SIMPLE ALOHA SAND CHAIR

Aloha sand chair has nothing special than the material of the chair. This is long lasting and reliable for the people who want to have rested on the beach and who just want to have a simple chair to get the rest while they are tired.

The price of the Aloha sand chair is $23.85 which is low and easy to afford.

If you need to look some more beach chair ideas, you may take a look at this site.

What is a Xero Accountant and Are they Beneficial?

Xero is a cloud-based accounting tool in which accounting and collaborating with an outside advisor is promoted in real time. In other words, it is an online accounting software that allows you to grow your business significantly.

Benefits of Xero Accountant

It likewise synchronizes with many other programming applications, permitting apparatuses you already use to match up significant, opportune subtle elements to your bookkeeping framework and furthermore prompts discourses around better and quicker approaches to doing things utilizing instruments you may have never known about.

Xero is a wise investment that allows you to make your business work faster and smarter. You’ll be able to improve collaboration with your team and better overview your finances with the help of Xero.

Accounting software shouldn’t be a chore to use

You’ll find it difficult enough to handle the software that cannot be accessed via the cloud. Traditionally, it causes you the loss of your time and effort.

This drags the fun out of being in business and it also doesn’t add value. Xero will not only help you save your precious time but also the money.

You’re using the cloud every time you use the internet banking. Cloud is a platform that allows you to use the data and software online anywhere, anytime, from any device.

Why is Xero a perfect option for you?

Benefits of Xero Accountant

Having an internet connection, cloud-based software can be used from any device. Online accounting is an opportunity for the business owners to stay in touch with their accountants and their data. It’s not only cost-effective but easy to use as well.

There is no need of installing and running the applications on your computer. You can use the monthly subscription instead.

Reputable London Xero Accountants have helped many small businesses grow faster by managing their business needs.

Here are some additional benefits of Xero accountants

Cloud Based Accounting

The great thing about cloud-based accounting system is that you can use it from different locations without any hassle. Now you don’t need to call your bookkeeper to your office for doing all the data entry.

Xero is always live so you can use it anytime, anywhere. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll be using the same version that all others are using. Which means that the tension of emailing back and forth the files is now gone.

And you’re not supposed to worry about purchasing accounting packages or maintaining the software.

Fast, Simple Customized Invoicing

Creating, sending and automating professional looking customized invoices has now become easier enough with the Xero. You can send a link to live invoice to your customers with the help of online invoicing. This shows payment history, payment status and a Pay Now button for accepting payments online.

Now it’s easier for you and the customers to pay online in a faster and simpler way. The great feature of this software is a green tick that informs you that whether the client has viewed the invoice or not.

How to hire a federal crimes lawyer

Picking the correct government attorney can appear like an overwhelming and overpowering undertaking. All things considered, your notoriety is at stake and you could chance time in jail.

We propose that you experience a thorough agenda to ensure that you locate the correct government wrongdoing legal counselor for your case.

Examine these essential snippets of data about your potential legal counselor:

Trial Record: –

What is your legal counselor’s trial record? According to boanlaw.com/criminal-defense/federal-crimes/, on the off chance that your attorney has never gone to trial or won’t share his positive results, that is a major warning. Most cases don’t make it to trial, however, so it is imperative that your legal advisor has genuine trial involvement in the event that yours makes it that far.

It’s your entitlement to go to trial on the off chance that you believe it’s ideal, and an attorney without broad trial experience won’t have the capacity to give powerful direction.

Try and avoid a blockhead: –

This one is somewhat difficult to evaluate, yet look at the legal advisor to check whether he or she is perhaps not that great. Sadly, a few legal counselors get where they are more from their kinships with different attorneys than through their capacity.

Look at the legal advisor’s experience. Did she go to a trustworthy graduate school? Does she have any expert achievements past simply being a legal counselor? Does he instruct? Or, on the other hand compose?

None of these, all alone, can ensure that the attorney is the correct one for you. A lot of good legal counselors went to less respected graduate schools and a lot of awful ones went to great schools.

However, these are contemplations that ought to be considered as you choose which legal counselor to contract.

Procure a decent communicator: –

Maybe in particular, the legal advisor you contract will be investing a great deal of energy speaking with you. She’ll converse with you about the law and about the actualities as you see them and as the administration does.

Also, the legal counselor will show your side of what happened to the legislature. When you converse with the legal counselor, does the legal advisor convey well? On the off chance that the attorney has composed anything, does it bode well?

Legal counselors are, to a limited extent, proficient communicators. Nearly anybody can assess how well a man clarifies things. Utilize your judgment.

Your gut: –

At last, tune in to your gut. On the off chance that you have a terrible feeling about a legal counselor, on the off chance that you feel like he or she essentially wouldn’t give you much consideration, or in the event that you simply don’t care for the individual, then don’t contract him or her.

Will you invest a ton of energy with your legal counselor? Your future, your family’s future, and your flexibility is in that individual’s hands. In the event that you have a disturbing sensation that the legal counselor isn’t the correct individual, then the legal advisor isn’t the ideal individual.

After Brexit – Many Move To Bahamas

The Bahamas is one of the world’s most famous goal focuses. The ravishing shorelines are the biggest draw for tourism, however, many individuals love to take travels through the islands also. In the event that you will be going to the Bahamas, here is a couple of things that you will need to remember:

City Electricity Sources

Do you have any idea that about where the energy comes from when you hit the power button on your TV remote or flip on a ceiling fan?

Well, it’s very hard to find out the exact sources of electricity for the present day whether it is coming from nuclear, wind or coal resources.

But you can find out the sources of power where it came from to your home over the course of a year. Every three months all the energy suppliers and alternative suppliers are required to file an environment disclosure form to the state in which they describe their power source of the past 12 months.

Here we are going to talk about some useful sources of city electricity.

Steam Turbines: –

Kinetic energy of a moving fluid is turned into the mechanical energy in the turbine. There are series of blades mounted on a shaft in the steam turbine that are used to force the steam. Depending on the connection between electricity and magnetism the Mechanical energy of the generator is then turned into the electrical energy.

In order to heat water in a boiler the fuel is burned in a furnace in the steam turbines powered by fossil fuels which produces steam as a result.

Fossil Fuels: –

Around 33% of the electricity of United States was produced with the help of coal.

Natural gas can be used to generate hot combustion gases as well as heating water for steam. Turbine’s blades are moved in this procedure through a natural gas turbine to produce electricity. At the times of extreme requirement of electricity, the natural gas turbines are used. The natural gas fuelled the 33% of U.S electricity in 2015.

Hot combustion gases can be produced by burning the petroleum. The main factors that are used in steam turbines include petroleum coke, residual fuel oil, and products from refining crude oil.

Diesel-engine generators use the distillate fuel oil. In 2015, less than 1% of all electricity was generated using the petroleum in the United States.

Nuclear power: –

In order to create steam, the nuclear fission is used to produce electricity by Nuclear power plants. In the east of Mississippi River, most of the nuclear power plants are located in United states. Around 20% of all U.S electricity was generated using the Nuclear power.

Renewable energy sources: –

Around 6% of U.S electricity was generated by Hydropower in 2015. In this procedure, they spin the turbine using the flowing water while the turbine is linked to a generator.

Wind power is another source of electricity generation in which wind energy is converted into electricity. Since 1970, wind power has significantly increased the electricity generation in the United States. In 2015, almost 5% of U.S electricity generation was provided with the help of wind power.

Biomass is another source of electricity generation which is a material taken from animals or plants and includes food scraps, leaves, lumber and paper mill wastes, paper, grass, and wood in municipal solid waste. In 2015, around 2% electricity was generated using Biomass in United States.

EON Energy UK is one of the biggest utilities companies in the world, visit E.ON department contacts for more information.

Prepping Persian Cats

Known for their long perfect coats and recognizable squeezed in confronts, it is no big surprise that Persian felines are the most prominent enlisted thoroughbreds of their species. While felines are self-groomers by nature, there are a few things you ought to do to help them keep up their appealing looks.

These imperative tips will help you take in some courses about prepping your persa feline better:

Clean Your Cat’s Ears: –

How frequently do you glimpse inside your feline’s ears? This critical wellbeing check is frequently neglected by most feline proprietors. By utilizing an ear chemical on them once every week, you can wipe out any garbage or development.

You likewise will then have the chance to search for other existing issues, for example, an ear contamination, ear vermin, or remote questions in the ear, for example, foxtails.

Consistent brushing is the most vital thing you can do to abstain from tangling, particularly with a Persian feline! Brush and brush your feline’s hair beginning at the base of the hair, close to the skin, and brushing outwards.

I generally prescribe utilizing a slicker brush initially to help evacuate any dander, flotsam, and jetsam, and free hair then completes a wide tooth brush. The brush will get any tangles or mats that a brush regularly misses.

When you run over a tangle or matt, utilize the brush to help brush it out. On the off chance that the matt is too tight you can buy — and deliberately utilize — a matt breaker to expel it. I say deliberately in light of the fact that a matt breaker can harm to a feline’s skin if utilized thoughtlessly.

Attempt to brush your Persian feline no less than three times each week and dependable brush out your feline completely before washing.

Utilize a conditioner: –

Persians have long hair, and this long hair ought to be moulded. Moulding your feline’s hair and skin will saturate the skin, hydrate the coat, and keep the hair delicate and tangle free. Ensure it is a conditioner alright for felines. Try not to utilize human conditioner.

 Trim Your Cat’s Nails: –

Keeping up the length of your feline’s paws is essential. At the point when feline’s nails get too long, they are more vulnerable to stalling out on articles around the house like covers, apparel, cover, wraps, and so forth.

In the event that the nail is trapped, your feline may pull away sufficiently hard to break the nail, which can bring about dying, torment and inconvenience. You may even wind up visiting the vet contingent upon how awful the break is.

To keep away from such a disaster, utilize feline nail trimmers about at regular intervals to take the tips off of your feline’s nails.

Put cotton balls in their ears before washing their heads: –

Limiting the measure of water that enters your feline’s ear amid a shower is essential to stay away from ear diseases.

By staying a cotton ball into every ear, not very somewhere down in the ear trench, the cotton ball will retain the greater part of the water that tries to enter. Simply make sure to expel the cotton balls when you are done showering your feline!