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    • Impact of the Co-Operative Party on London Elections 2012 Val Shawcross AM
    • Contents The role the Co-operative Party played in the 2012 elections. Key Co-operative policy points for London. The results of the elections. Where next? Issues facing Londoners
    • How you helped Organisation and mobilisation Funding and Support Policy development
    • An Economy in all our Interests Promote growth of co-operatives to create jobs by incentivising lending to start-up co- op enterprises, appointing a City Hall ‘Co- operative Commission’ Londoners should have access to a credit union The Mayor should advocate a more diverse banking system and stand up for customer owned banking as a crucial element in reform of the City.
    • Building for the Future All Londoners should have access to affordable homes over which they have real control. The Mayor and Assembly should look to bring London’s co-operative housing stock up to the European average of 10%. Existing social housing stock should be made more accountable to tenants. The Mayor should promote mutual forms of retirement homes.
    • Co-operative Communities Promote transfer of community assets – such as city farms – to the control of local people. The Mayor should advocate a new ‘community gateway’ model The Mayor should look to mutual models for cultural events. The Mayor should support and promote the Co- operative Councils initiative. Young Londoners must have a real democratic voice, a co-operative Youth Assembly and encouraging young people to be ambassadors for their communities
    • Ethical London The Mayor and Assembly must ensure that London takes seriously its position as the world’s largest Fairtrade city. London’s green spaces – such as the Royal Parks - should be made more accountable to Londoners The Mayor and GLA should use 2012, the UN’s Year of Co-operatives, to promote our movement and teach the values of co-operation
    • Sustainable Infrastructure The Mayor should promote and develop consumer energy co-operatives as a radical way to cut fuel poverty, tackle climate change and address the cost of living crisis. London’s infrastructure should be greener, sustainable, better integrated and ‘smarter’. The new Mayor should advocate a smart city approach and improved access to broadband, especially through telecoms co- operatives.
    • Mayoral Result
    • London Assembly
    • What do these results mean for Labour on the London Assembly? Labour have increased their control over Londons Assembly, despite Boriss win in the Mayoral elections We now have 12 seats, a gain of four over last year at the expense of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties, and the Green Party held on to their two seats.
    • Where next ?The Co-operative movement and Londons future ?
    • Issues facing Londoners Unemployment, Low pay and Poverty High cost of Living Homelessness, lack of affordable homes High private rents, bad landlords Cuts to public services NHS, Police, Councils Impact of population growth –transport capacity Environment – poor air quality
    • Questions and Discussion ?