Addison Lee Manifesto
The 6th May marks an important day for Londoners as they head for the polls to elect the next Mayor, members for the Greater London Assembly and local borough councillors. London, along with the rest of the UK, has been badly impacted by COVID-19. The job of these politicians has never been more important, and their decisions will play a significant part in determining the economic recovery of the capital. They must ensure that on 7th May they are ready to implement the policies and plans that build London back better.
As a proud London business and a leader in the Private Hire industry, Addison Lee has always strived to inform and support policy makers. Many of the decisions made by the Mayor of London directly impact our business, the drivers who work with us and the Londoners that we serve. Therefore, we feel that it is important that we set out our views on what the Mayor and GLA should do to make sure London emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic better than it has ever been.
Our manifesto, which you can read here, sets out our key priorities for the next Mayor and GLA. We need the Mayor to deliver a strong and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 in London. While the recovery is urgent, London’s politicians must ensure it is supported by safe and clean transport that tackles the capital’s air quality challenges and enables the transition to London becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
There are three strategic priorities:
- COVID RECOVERY – Following the publication of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we call on the Mayor of London and the London Recovery Board to work with businesses across London, and central Government, to set out an urgent economic recovery plan for the capital.
- ELECTRIC VEHICLE TRANSITION – To support London’s green recovery from the pandemic, the Mayor must provide a more extensive electric charging infrastructure network in London to ensure that fleets can transition to fully zero emission vehicles.
- FUTURE OF ROAD PRICING – Reducing congestion is key to decarbonising London’s transport network. At the same time, passenger and courier vehicles have kept London moving during the COVID-19 pandemic and will play a key role in getting London moving again, supporting London’s economic recovery and future prosperity.
The next four years will be transformational for London, with environmental and economic improvements at the heart of our ever-changing capital. It is important that the next Mayor reaches out to businesses like ours and listens to a range of industries so that the city we love continues to be a place that attracts people for work, culture, tourism and to live.