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Malcolm Martin

Lead Candidate
Christian Peoples Alliance for London Assembly

 Lewisham Christian Peoples Alliance

An Alternative Vision for London –
A Seven Point Plan

The Christian Peoples Alliance – Supporting Traditional Marriage

  1. A FAIRER CITY - ENHANCING EQUALITY of HEALTH
    Reducing the gap between rich and poor will improve the quality of life of all Londoners. We are champions of a Living Wage of £8.30 an hour, full equal pay for women and will promote other active steps to reduce unacceptable health inequalities.
  2. FAIR FARES FOR FAMILIES
    We will introduce a Family Oyster Card with a 25% discount on all fares in London for all families in receipt of child benefit. It can be used at any time, including travel to work.
  3. FITTING HOMES FOR LONDONERS
    We will instigate Homes for London as a key department of the GLA:
    • to aim at 33,400 new appropriate homes a year bring all homes, starting in the most deprived neighbourhoods to the Decent Homes standard
    • require fair lettings, low rents and the removal of rogue landlords
    • provide appropriate shelters and support for the homeless by working with private, public and charity providers.
  4. SUSTAINABLE AND GREEN LONDON
    A £500 million London Regeneration Fund will be established for new green businesses through leveraging existing government loan schemes. This will provide interest free loans to tackle the scourge of unemployment. In particular, it will aim at providing training and apprenticeships for NEETs.
  5. ENCOURAGING LOCAL ECONOMIES
    London is as much a series of local economies depending on local businesses as it is a global hub. We will encourage and support
    • local economies in procurement procedures that take economic regeneration into account;
    • small and start up businesses through planning decisions and business rates
    • local shops with appropriate parking and planning decisions
    In particular we will press for planning powers to regulate betting shops, pawnbrokers and the large multiple grocers who extract money from local economies.
  6. MARRIAGE MATTERS
    We will introduce a trial scheme of accredited marriage preparation and parental support and a £1,000 first marriage gratuity. This recognises the difference strong marriages make to the well-being of children, stronger communities and lower crime.
  7. REDUCING YOUTH VIOLENCE
    We will launch "pathway out of a life of crime" to bring children back into law-abiding living. Family breakdown is linked to youth crime, so strengthening positive, affirming family and other relationships is our priority, with serious consequences for any young people who choose not to change.

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The Christian Peoples Alliance is a political party based on the Christian Democrat principles that seek to apply the teachings of Jesus Christ to public policy. We are considered progressive on matters of social justice and economics and conservative on personal responsibility, social and moral issues.

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