London mayoral candidate Brian Rose today launched his election manifesto with a live broadcast from Enfield.
The former Wall Street banker and current podcast host told viewers he was going to “give Londoners a real choice for change” as his mobile broadcast studio drove through north London.
Mr Rose, who recently announced the launch of his own political party – the London Real Party – has said he will “rebuild London’s economy” and “put 10,000 new police officers on the streets”.
He said: “As Mayor, I plan to tackle the crime epidemic by putting 10,000 more officers on the streets, get London back to work by scrapping the congestion charge while introducing new incentives for businesses, and build 50,000 affordable homes by Christmas. Crucially, all these plans are costed and deliverable.”
In his 47-page manifesto, Mr Rose has pledged to build 50,000 new homes by Christmas 2021 by using “modular building technology” to build “world-class, affordable places to live” on sites owned by TfL close to stations such as Morden and Poplar.
The manifesto also reveals a plan to form a limited company that would be majority owned by the Mayor of London to take control of TfL land and allow “trusted developers” to build houses and commercial properties that would generate revenue for TfL.
In addition to his plans for housing, Mr Rose has also said he will “enshrine consultation at the heart of policy making” and has pledged to “end” unwanted low traffic neighbourhoods.
A recent opinion poll put Brian Rose on three per cent of first preference votes, two per cent short of the share of votes needed to see mayoral candidates receive their £10,000 deposits back.
Recently, Mr Rose has also announced he would be standing for one of the 11 London-wide seats in the London Assembly elections alongside three other candidates representing his London Real Party.