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Independent candidate launches mayoral campaign

Independent candidate Siobhan Benita launched her manifesto for the London mayoral elections today.

Her pledges include:

  • building 167 new primary schools by 2015.

  • appointing a Young Mayor for London and a new Youth Assembly

  • freezing fares on public transport until April 2014

  • providing free travel for jobseekers and cutting fares for low earners.

Her full manifesto can be read here.

In total, seven candidates are running in the London mayoral elections. They are:

Boris Johnson (Conservative)

Ken Livingstone (Labour)

Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat)

Jenny Jones (Green)

Lawrence James Webb (UKIP)

Carlos Cortiglia (BNP)

Siobhan Benita (Independent)

The election is on Thursday May the 3rd and the deadline for registering to vote is tomorrow.

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