Current London Assembly Member David Kurten has announced his intentions to stand in the London Mayoral elections this Spring.
David Kurten confirmed via his website, writing: 'I am pleased to announce that I will be standing in the London Mayor and Assembly list elections on 7 May 2020 as an Independent candidate.
'London desperately needs a change after 4 years of rapidly increasing crime and suffocating political correctness under the current Mayor.'
The current Assembly Member was elected onto the London Assembly in May 2016, and is a member of the Education, Environment, Fire & Emergency, Housing and Transport committees at City Hall.
Kurten’s top pledges for London will be music to the ears of cabbies and other motorists in the capital. If Kurten is voted in, he plans to build the much-needed Silvertown tunnel, scrap cycle lanes on major trunk roads and ‘unblock’ the Embankment.
He doesn’t stop there as he announces an ‘end to the war on motorists’. A promise of no ULEZ expansion, no LEZ charge increases and no pay-as-you-go road pricing.
There will also be direct support for the capital’s London taxi industry, with a promise to bring back Euro 6 capable vehicles and keep the 15-year age limit for all taxis.
Kurten will also focus on London’s safety. His pledge includes 6,000 more police officers for London, an increased stop and search policy and zero-tolerance for knife crime and carrying weapons.
The independent candidate will go up against current Labour London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Conservative’s Shaun Bailey, Lib Dem’s Siobhan Benita and fellow independent candidate Rory Stewart in May.
David Kurten image credit: www.davidkurten.net