We must build real communities, not just houses

We must build new homes in a way that makes Londoners the number one priority and tackles inequality, in a way that builds one city, one London.

We will need to build these homes at a higher density but we can only do this if we build the schools, health centres and other facilities that are needed to support strong communities.

We need new homes with mixed communities at their heart that harness London’s diversity. Let’s make sure that new homes unite communities rather than dividing them.

None of this is easy, but I am determined to lead a City Hall with real capacity to act. All of these critical priorities I can address from day one within the existing powers of the Mayor.

But I want to do more. I will fight for new powers for the Mayor and national policy changes, to better allow me to deliver the long-term changes that Londoners need.

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