Mayor of London – Three Policy Priorities for 2021

This briefing sets out three policy priorities for the new metro mayor after the election to address the biggest issues facing London's economy.

Briefing published on 19 April 2021 by Anthony Breach

In May, voters in London will elect their mayor.  The winner will lead on transport, skills, housing and planning, and policing within the capital, and will be elected for a three-year term after the delayed election last year. This briefing sets out three policy priorities the mayor should focus on over the next term.

Policy priority 1: Repairing London’s city centre and preparing it for future growth

  • Campaign to encourage people back to the city centre once it is safe.
  • Continue to support high-quality office space in the city centre.

Policy priority 2: Start the next London Plan

  • Strategic review of green belt land
  • Abolish minimum space standards
  • Co-operate with the new planning reforms

Policy priority 3: Tackle congestion and air quality

  • Expand road user charging in the capital
  • Roll out Low Traffic Neighbourhoods if road charging is expanded

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