ON THE LONDON ASSEMBLY
Gareth Bacon has a track record of delivering for Orpington as the London Assembly Member for Bexley and Bromley.
On the London Assembly, Gareth has opposed plans to build on the green belt, proposed a plan to cut Sadiq Khan's waste to put more police on the streets, and called out Labour for planning a 'pay as you drive' charge on motorists.
While the Mayor focused on Central London, Gareth has been a strong voice for the interests of the whole of Outer London.
STANDING UP FOR OUTER LONDON
On the Mayor's watch, violent crime has soared out of control. Instead of putting more police on the beat, Khan has prioritised spin and bureaucracy.
In February 2018, Gareth Bacon unveiled the GLA Conservative's plan to cut Sadiq Khan's waste and fund an extra 1,369 police officers to keep Londoners safe.
According to the Government's Planning Inspectorate, the Mayor's housing plan can only be achieved by building on the green belt.
Gareth has been the leading voice in defence on London's green belt, which helps protect our environment, improve our air quality, and preserves the unique character of Outer London.
Labour is planning to introduce a 'pay as you drive' charge on motorists to pay for Sadiq Khan's mismanagement of Transport for London's finances.
Gareth is campaigning for London's motorists to be given a fairer deal - with Vehicle Excise Duty being devolved to City Hall instead of Londoners being hit with unfair charges to use the roads.
London has an air quality problem, but one size fits all solutions will not work. The Mayor's plan to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone to the North and South Circulars will not do enough to justify the cost of £780 million. Instead, Gareth has proposed a plan to use that money to invest in cleaner buses and electric charging points to tackle the air pollution hotspots in Greater London.
A PLAN TO CLEAN
UP OUR AIR
The Mayor has declared war on London's suburbs. His draft London plan removes the target for family-sized affordable homes and allows building on back gardens.
Together with the GLA Conservatives, Gareth has been campaigning to change the Draft London Plan to protect Outer London.
Labour's policies are pushing Transport for London to breaking point. The delay to Crossrail and Sadiq Khan's partial fare freeze has cost TfL dearly.
The consequence of Labour's failure is clear - rising debt and cancelled upgrades. I have been pressing the Mayor to reverse his damaging policies and finally deliver Crossrail.