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At a glance: The leading candidates for mayor on how they would tackle London's biggest issues

With each manifesto running to thousands of words, it is no small task to find out what the candidates for London mayor would do if elected on May 5 – so we have done it for you.

The five leading candidates for London mayor Credit: PA

A poll conducted by ITV London and LBC found the five main priorities for Londoners are: house prices, public transport, cost of rent, security of London and crime and policing.

We have gone through each of the leading candidates’ manifestos to find out how they would tackle each of these five priorities as mayor.

Sadiq Khan (Labour)

Sadiq Khan is pledging to freeze transport fares Credit: PA

House prices

  • Would set up Homes for Londoners, tasked with raising money and commissioning and building thousands more homes each year, with a target of 50 per cent of new homes being genuinely affordable.

Public transport

  • London transport fares would be frozen for four years and a one-hour bus ticket introduced, paid for by making Transport for London more efficient and exploring new revenue-raising opportunities.

Cost of rent

  • Has pledged to fight for a greater say in strengthening renters’ rights over tenancy lengths, rent rises and the quality of accommodation. Would work with councils, landlords, tenants and business to improve the private rented sector.

Security of London

  • Would lead a renewed push to tackle extremism and radicalisation in London, promoting the integration of different communities. An urgent review into the Metropolitan Police’s armed response capability would be carried out.

Crime and policing

  • Action to restore neighbourhood policing, tackle gangs and knife crime pledged. Would develop a cyber security strategy and has committed to tackling violence against women and girls.

Zac Goldsmith (Conservative)

Zac Goldsmith wants 50,000 homes to be built each year in London by 2020 Credit: PA

House prices

  • Double home building to 50,000 a year by 2020 and ensure development is in keeping with local areas, with Londoners given the first chance to buy them. Would work to guarantee more homes are set aside for Londoners on average salaries.

Public transport

  • Would work with the government to bring suburban rail services under the mayor’s control to increase and improve the service, and protect investment that would increase the capacity on London’s busiest Underground routes.

Cost of rent

  • Ensure a significant proportion of all new homes are only for rent, tackle rogue landlords and target high tenant fees.

Security of London

  • Would bring together the Metropolitan Police, the Home office and London’s technology sector to develop a tough new industry-led covenant on tackling extremist content.

Crime and policing

  • Has pledged to protect neighbourhood police teams and tackle the root causes of crime in local communities. Would put more police on public transport at night.

Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal Democrat)

Caroline Pidgeon would crackdown on rogue landlords by extending mandatory registration Credit: PA

House prices

  • Would use the mayor’s planning powers to more effectively encourage home building, with 150,000 new homes for sale or for private rent. Introduce a guideline that half of new housing should be affordable for the majority of Londoners.

Public transport

  • Bring forward plans for Crossrail 2, deliver the Overground extension to Barking Riverside on the Gospel Oak to Barking line and extend the Bakerloo Line south to Southwark and then into Lewisham and Bromley.

Cost of rent

  • Would build 50,000 council homes to rent and crackdown on rogue landlords by extending mandatory registration and offering long tenancies, tackling letting agent fees and giving tenants extra rights when landlords sell.

Security of London

  • Increase the visibility of uniformed officers at key travel interchanges and ensure the British Transport Police, Metropolitan Police and other emergency services are properly equipped to talk to each other, particularly when major incidents happen.

Crime and policing

  • Would recruit 3,000 more police on the street focused on transport hotspots, tackle gang problems and protect young people from knife crime. Would increase the number of PCs and PCSOs in dedicated safer neighbourhood teams.

Sian Berry (Green)

Sian Berry would cut the number of travel zones in London from six to four Credit: PA

House prices

  • Has pledged 200,000 new homes, half of them built affordably by smaller developers, communities and housing associations. Would introduce a usable definition of affordable housing.

Public transport

  • Lower fares for outer London by cutting the number of travel zones from six to four, with a pledge for flat fares by 2025. Would create a new ticket that would not charge extra for changing between buses and trains.

Cost of rent

  • Would establish a London Renters Union to support renters’ rights and push for rent controls.

Security of London

  • Involve communities in addressing extremism, with review of the Prevent strategy’s implementation.

Crime and policing

  • Focus more police time on community policing, tackling hate crime and supporting young people. Would scrap the Territorial Support Group.

Peter Whittle (UK Independence Party)

Peter Whittle is Ukip's candidate for London mayor Credit: PA

Housing

  • Ensure homes built using grants under the Affordable Homes Programme benefit local people who have lived in London for at least five years.

Public transport

  • Peter Whittle will actively chair the TfL board and take a hands-on role in directing the future of London transport. He will prioritise passenger safety and take a vigorous, tax payer focusedc ost-cutting approach to TfL over-spending.

Cost of rent

  • UKIP will not back calls for private sector rent caps, or for private landlords to be registered. Rent caps reduce housing quality.The only way to end high rents is to decrease market demand: this is best done by controlling immigration and putting local people first.

Crime and policing

  • Back the Metropolitan Police when it negotiates with the Home Office on budget matters and resourcing issues which will assist the police in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour