Stephen GreenhalghStephen Greenhalgh has a proven track record of delivering for Londoners both as a Council Leader and as Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime. In 2006, he led the Conservatives to a two-term victory in Hammersmith & Fulham, taking majority control of the Borough for the first time since 1968. Stephen cut council tax five times in six years, with residents’ satisfaction with council services increasing at the same time, and the Conservatives retained the council under his leadership at the 2010 election. He stepped down as Leader when he was appointed Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC) by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, in June 2012. Since then he has set the budget plans for the Metropolitan Police and devised a cost-reduction strategy to realise £600 million of savings by 2016. He framed the 20-20-20 Challenge for the Met Police which forms the basis of the Mayor’s strategy outlined in the Police and Crime Plan – to cut key neighbourhood crimes by 20 per cent, to boost confidence by 20 per cent, whilst cutting costs by 20 per cent. Public safety is the foundation for any city’s prosperity and whilst Stephen has been in his current post, victim-based neighbourhood crime in London has already fallen by 20% and public confidence in the police is rising. Stephen launched his bid to become London Mayor at the end of last year with a pledge to make the capital less expensive for working Londoners on low and middle incomes through:

  • Cuts to bus and tube fares with a specific pledge to cut tube fares across the board by 3% every year so that Londoners will, for example, save more than £900 on annual Zone 1-3 Travelcard over four years
  • Prioritising more new and existing housing for essential workers who keep the city alive such as police officers, paramedics, nurses, firefighters and teachers
  • Regeneration of London’s most deprived areas to create jobs and build homes