Mayor's administration of broken promises

On the day Mayor Ken Livingstone published his annual report, Conservatives on the London Assembly say: 'his is an administration of broken promises’, which is rapidly running out of ideas for solving London’s crumbling transport system, increasingly violent streets and housing crisis.

 The broken promises claim is based on the Mayor’s repeated failure to stick to commitments he made during his re-election campaign this time last year.

· He promised not to raise the congestion charge. In July it increases from £5-£8.

· He promised not to increase Bus fares. In January they increased by 20%.

· He promised not to increase Tube fares. In January they increased above inflation.

Meanwhile, the Council tax precept has more than doubled since he came to power in 2000 from £123 to £254.

At the same time his administration seems to be running out of ideas. At his weekly Mayoral press conference the major topic was the Mayor’s concerns that the ‘Adder’, the poisonous snake, risks extinction in London. He proposed “trans-locating adders” from outside the M25, in to the City.

Leader of the Conservatives on the London Assembly Bob Neill said:

“Time is running out for Ken Livingstone. Voters do not like politicians who promise not to raise taxes and fares – only for them to go through the roof. His is an administration of broken promises.

“It is also one that is fast running out of ideas. Take the Mayor’s plan, for example, to transfer more poisonous Adder snakes from outside the M25, in to the City. Apart from the fact that this idea suggests he is losing the plot, it also shows his administration has no more answers to the transport and crime issues that consistently blight Londoners’ lives.

“Slippery politicians are clearly attracted to slippery creatures.”

 

 

story from: www.glaconservatives.com