Keith Prince is the Conservative Party candidate for the Havering & Redbridge constituency in this month’s London Assembly election. Here’s why he thinks he deserves your vote on 6 May
I am once again asking you to elect me as your Assembly Member for Havering & Redbridge. I believe I am the only candidate who can legitimately claim to have a close affinity with both boroughs. I was born and raised in Havering and brought my family up in Redbridge. I am, therefore, truly local to the whole constituency, naturally feeling a deep attachment to the area I live.
I served in both boroughs as a councillor, firstly in Havering and then for Redbridge Council, ultimately serving as council leader. I established the East London Rape Crisis Centre and delivered five years of zero Council Tax increases. Since then, Redbridge Labour and the mayor have delivered year-on-year Council Tax increases. Here are just some of my other achievements:
- Supported Redbridge residents to reverse Labour’s Low Traffic Neighbourhoods fiasco.
- Successfully lobbied the mayor to reverse Labour’s decision to build on Brocket Way Park in Hainault.
- Promoted an enquiry into excessive bus driver Covid deaths.
- Secured over 100 free accommodation units and grants for rough sleepers.
Wanstead has been the forgotten corner of Redbridge for too long! As council leader, I delivered a temporary pool for Wanstead and worked with residents to keep High Street parking free. Under Labour, all this has gone – they focus on the south of the borough.
The Mayor of London is determined to damage Wanstead with the Low Emission Zone for commercial vehicles now extending out to the M25. The next threat to Wanstead is the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), to be extended to the A406 in October. If your car doesn’t meet the standard, you will have to pay £12.50 a day. He is also planning a boundary tax! Any vehicle outside London will have to pay up to £5.50 to enter. It will devastate the outer London economy! He is a Zone 1 mayor and does not understand outer London.
I and Shaun Bailey (Conservative Party mayoral candidate) pledge to cancel the ULEZ expansion and boundary tax, deliver Crossrail, increase local bus services, provide more affordable housing, provide more local police bases and keep taxes low. I will fight to ensure the west of the borough gets a fairer share of investment from Redbridge Council and the Greater London Authority.
Havering & Redbridge constituency candidates for the London Assembly are: Thomas Clarke (Liberal Democrats), Melanie Collins (Green), Judith Garfield (Labour), Keith Prince (Conservative), Richard Tice (Reform UK) and Andy Walker (Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition). For more information, visit wnstd.com/LA