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Shaun Bailey – glaconservatives.co.uk

Stop and search shake-up should spearhead overhaul of knife crime strategy in London

– Just 15 per cent of stop and searches currently target knife crime, compared with 60 per cent for drugs – Report author Shaun Bailey wants greater focus on knives A refocusing of stop and search on finding knives instead of drugs should spearhead a complete overhaul of knife crime strategy in London, according to a comprehensive new report. ‘Londoners’ Lives Matter’, by London Assembly…

T-charge launch: Scheme is ‘a £23million attack on London’s small businesses and poorest drivers’

Mayor’s assessments show T-charge will have ‘negligible’ impact on air quality Expected to reduce poisonous gases by just 1-3% Charge will cost London’s poorest drivers £23million a year Small businesses and self-employed could be hammered by fees Mayor accused of ‘blowing smoke’ with T-charge effectiveness claims   The Mayor of London has ‘launched an attack on small businesses and London’s poorest drivers’ by introducing a…

London on course for ‘charge rage’ epidemic unless demand for electric car charging points is met

– Report finds capital could have just one charger for every 15 cars by 2031 – Electric vehicle registrations growing by 172 per cent every five years – Calls for Mayor to invest more in rapid-charging points London’s roads could see a ‘charge rage’ epidemic if the predicted demand for electric car charging points is not met, according to a new report.

Londoners pay £18million a year in cash machine fees

– Lack of access to ATM’s disproportionately affects low-income groups, the disabled, and the elderly – Free cash machines should be included in all new major developments Pay-to-use cash machines cost Londoners £18million a year, according to a new report. The report “Cash for Access: Expanding the availability of new cash machines” calls for fee-free cash machines to be included in all new major developments…

London’s emergency services struggling to comply with Mayor’s earlier ULEZ deadline

– Fire, ambulance and police services all say they will be affected by 2019 implementation – Met needs to replace 82 per cent of its fleet – all of its diesel vehicles – Fire brigade faced with paying daily charge on 52 non-compliant vehicles if deadline is brought forward – Ambulance service says it will have to bring forward vehicle replacement timeline London’s emergency services…

Armed forces veterans suffering PTSD need Mayor’s help to access life-changing assistance dogs

– New report calls on Sadiq Khan to help some of the capital’s 5,360 affected veterans – Loan-scheme could ease access to highly-trained dogs – Canines act as effective alternatives to long-term drug therapies The Mayor of London could support some of the capital’s 5,360 armed forces veterans suffering from PTSD by providing loans for life-changing therapeutic dogs, according to a new report. ‘Paws for…

The Mayor resorts to mud-slinging rather than addressing the T-Charge facts

Sadiq Khan appears to be blindly ignoring the facts put in front of him by his own researchers at TfL. Under assessment by his own people, the Mayor’s flagship air pollution policy is predicted to have only a ‘negligible’ impact on air quality, reducing poisonous NOx gasses by just 1-3%. Unfortunately for Londoners, rather than attempt to address any of the points I have raised,…

T-charge will cost Londoners £23million a year for ‘negligible’ improvement in air quality

– TfL predicts just a 1-3% reduction in NOx (nitrous oxide) emissions – 9,000 drivers every day set to be hit with £10 charge – Small businesses with older vehicles will be hardest hit The Mayor of London’s T-charge will cost Londoners £23million a year despite having only a ‘negligible’ impact on pollution, it has been revealed. Transport for London’s own assessment concludes the £10…

London fringe festival at disused sites ‘could help reverse music venue closures’

– Report finds 35% of London’s grass roots music venues have closed since 2007 – Disused stations, railway arches and buildings could host gigs – Calls for Mayor to boost pop-up culture with celebratory fringe festival The Mayor of London should co-ordinate a London fringe festival at disused sites to encourage the creation of pop-up music and comedy venues across the capital, according to a…