2 May 2012
Green Mayoral candidate has appealed for Londoners to vote Green on the Assembly in Thursday's elections to help make the capital more equal, healthy and affordable for everyone.
Jones' received campaign received another boost on Tuesday as another poll rated her in the top-three candidates for the Mayoral elections.
However the Greens' campaign remains focused on the Assembly, where they hope to increase their representation from 2 existing members.
Jones said: "It is very satisfying that, however unreliable the polls may be, that they indicate that more and more Londoners relate to our Green vision for the capital, and our first top-three finish in the Mayoral race would be a coup in itself.
"But with Londoners taking to polls tomorrow, the figures also suggest that this is very much a two-horse race.
"I would encourage anyone frustrated by the personality politics of the campaign and the inaction of the Mayor's office over key issues such as housing, the cost of living in the capital and crime-and anyone who seeks a true alternative-to vote Green on the orange ballot paper on Thursday, to elect more Green assembly members and help create a more equal, healthy and affordable city for everyone."
The Greens major campaign promises are:
- Making London more equal with a job or apprenticeship for every young unemployed Londoner, and a Fair Pay Mark for companies.
- Making housing affordable with new housing, the refurbishment of more than a million homes to cut energy bills and a radical shakeup of the private rented sector.
- Brining down fares so that public transport is always cheaper than driving and make suburban rail services more regular.
- Let's transport our streets by reducing traffic in congested areas, cleaning up London's dirty polluted air and making streets safer for walking and cycling.
- Improving our environment by completing a network of green spaces, planting more trees to cool our streets and generating clean energy from food waste.
- Rebuilding trust in policing with more officers on the beat through greater use of lower-cost office staff and police resources for road safety, not unnecessary surveillance.
The Greens have a long list of achievements on the Assembly, including the Introduction of the London Living Wage unit to tackle poverty pay in the capital and the establishment of a registration scheme for same-sex partners, paving the way for civil partnerships legislation at national level.
Green AMs also successfully opposed the Thames Gateway Bridge, won a massive increase in the Mayor's budget to combat climate change and initiated a revolution in transport in London with strong budget commitments on walking, cycling and road safety.