Sadiq's Top 20 Achievements

Free school meals

All state primary school pupils in London are now receiving Free School Meals thanks to Sadiq—ensuring no child goes hungry in the classroom and saving parents up to £1,000 per child over two years.

A golden era of council housebuilding

Council homebuilding under Sadiq has hit a higher level than at any time since the 1970s. Last year it was more than double the rest of the country combined.

Fares frozen again

While national rail fares continue to rise, Sadiq has stepped in to freeze TfL fares until March 2025—giving Londoners much-needed respite from the cost-of-living crisis. This is the fifth time Sadiq has frozen fares as Mayor—saving Londoners hundreds of pounds.

Record affordable housebuilding

There’s more to do, but on Sadiq’s watch, overall housebuilding completions in London have reached levels not seen since the 1930s, with record-breaking genuinely affordable homebuilding at the heart of this – exceeding the Government’s target and starting 25,000 homes last year alone.

More police on the streets

In the face of massive Tory cuts to policing, Sadiq has taken action to protect the frontline—funding an additional 1,300 police officers from City Hall’s budget, and restoring neighbourhood policing in London’s communities.

The Hopper

Hundreds of millions of journeys have been made with the highly popular Hopper bus fare introduced by Sadiq—making transport more affordable for millions of Londoners. The popular policy allows Londoners to make unlimited journeys on buses and trams for just £1.75 within an hour of tapping in.

Providing more than 500,000 positive opportunities for young Londoners

Sadiq has invested record sums in youth clubs and services – not only to tackle the causes of crime, but to ensure that all young Londoners can fulfil their potential. The constructive activities he’s funding are helping to steer young people away from criminal gangs and violence and towards education and employment.

Standing up for renters

Sadiq has consistently fought the corner of London’s renters, calling for rent controls, better rights and protections, and stronger action against unscrupulous landlords who fail to ensure their properties meet basic safety standards. To help renters fight back, he has introduced his pioneering rogue landlord and property licence checkers – these have been used hundreds of thousands of times by Londoners, enabling them to claw back thousands of pounds.

Improving public transport

The son of a bus driver, Sadiq’s commitment to public transport has always been unwavering. As Mayor, he’s got the Superloop, the Night Tube and the Elizabeth line all up and running, as well as extensions to the Northern line and the Overground – making it easier, faster and more sustainable for Londoners to move around the greatest city in the world.

Helping London’s homeless

Sadiq has quadrupled City Hall’s rough sleeping budget, helping more than 16,000 people off London’s streets. He’s also delivered more than a thousand long-term homes for rough sleepers, which are helping some of London’s most vulnerable citizens rebuild their lives.

World-leading action to tackle air pollution and the climate emergency

Sadiq has introduced the world’s largest clean air zone – the ULEZ – and helped to cut toxic air pollution by nearly half in central London. He’s also launched a £500 million fund to cut carbon emissions and create green jobs.

Encouraging cycling and boosting infrastructure

Sadiq has delivered a five-fold increase in protected cycling lanes – helping more Londoners to feel safe and confident in swapping four wheels for two. He has promoted active travel policies, including walking and cycling, that benefit the health of people and our planet.

1,400 zero-emission buses on London’s roads

Sadiq has rapidly expanded London’s fleet of green buses, with the capital now boasting more than any other city in Western Europe. He’s also delivered a four-fold increase in the number of public electric vehicle charge points, with London now having more than 18,000 – a third of the UK’s total.

Most pro-business Mayor ever

Sadiq has never stopped banging the drum for London as the best place in the world to invest, start and scale-up a business. He has worked flat out to attract jobs, talent and tourism to our city, backing firms large and small to kick-start London’s pandemic recovery and create growth, opportunities and prosperity for our communities. Sadiq’s growth agency, London & Partners, has brought an extra £1.52bn of gross value added, and over one million additional tourists to the London economy since 2016. Sadiq also set up a single front door to support micro, small and medium-sized businesses called Grow London Local, which is already working with hundreds of small firms to link them to training, funding and advice.

Half a million trees planted

Sadiq has prioritised protecting and expanding London’s green spaces, planting more than half a million trees and creating or restoring the equivalent of more than 300 football pitches of habitat for London’s wildlife.

330,000 new jobs created through City Hall initiatives

Working in partnership with businesses, Sadiq has used the power of the Mayoralty to help create 330,000 new jobs in London, with a focus on secure, high-quality, well-paid posts that enable Londoners to get on. As part of this effort, he’s proudly championed the London Living Wage – since he took office, there has been a sixfold increase in employers paying the London Living Wage, with an hourly increase of 40 percent.

Leading the way on police reform

After a series of scandals, Sadiq took decisive action to put the Metropolitan Police on a path of far-reaching systemic and cultural reform, starting with the appointment of a new Commissioner and an independent review to shine a light on the institutional racism, misogyny and homophobia that still exist. He will not rest until Londoners have a police service that is representative, trusted and truly fit for purpose.

A mentor for every young Londoner in need

To help young people get the guidance and support they need to make the right choices in life, Sadiq is funding a flagship mentorship programme across the city. This is giving young Londoners in need extra support, so they can make the most of their talents.

Defending London’s values

Sadiq has always stood up for London’s values of openness, equality and inclusion. While others have tried to divide our city’s communities, Sadiq has worked tirelessly to unite people because he believes diversity is a strength, not a weakness, and that he has a responsibility to lead by example, building bridges, not walls. Whether it’s advocating for the rights of EU citizens, being an ally to LGBTQI+ Londoners, or celebrating the contribution of all our faith communities, Sadiq has never shied away from upholding London’s values.

Skilling-up Londoners

Sadiq has introduced a major new skills offer for the capital, with free training now available to any Londoner aged 19 and over who is unemployed, on a low income or has limited formal education. He has also helped more than a million learners access courses through his adult skills programmes, equipping Londoners with the knowledge and qualifications they need to get into good work.

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