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Listen to all Londoners

Harriet Harman’ talks about a need for the London Mayor to stand up for the interests of all people living in London.

Considering the diversity in London – 44.9% White British and 36.7% Asian and Black – perhaps a future London Mayor would meaningfully enable and listen to all Londoners in deciding London's future to avoid the concerning socio-political and economic situations that have different implications for different groups of Londoners.

For example, there is a London plan in the form of the Mayor of London's Spatial Development Strategy, but in truth, there hasn't been a proper London plan for some time.

Therefore, no surprise that while London has economic dominance, it has some of the highest levels of poverty in England, particularly child poverty where 4-10 children live in poverty which is 12% above the national average.

More than half the boroughs in London have over the England average for pupils registered for free schools meals, a deprivation indicator, and it is not uncommon for boroughs to have double the national rate.

London is home to the greatest concentration of poverty in Western Europe. At least two of its boroughs – Hackney and Tower Hamlets – are among the ten most deprived in England.

If London belongs to Londoners, then it has to be for the benefit of its population and not as a powerbase that makes people feel remote from the decisions that affect their lives which "is not good for our prosperity or our democracy” as Chancellor has recently said. 9/7/15



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