Liz Truss evoked over ULEZ by London Conservative mayoral candidate Susan Hall

Conservative mayoral candidate Susan has launched her manifesto promising to stop Sadiq Khan's expanded ULEZ on day one if elected on May 2.
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Tory candidate for London mayor Susan Hall has told voters that they have “10 days to stop Sadiq Khan’s ULEZ expansion and pay-per-mile plans” as she published her manifesto.

The plea to voters evokes the title of the book former prime minister Liz Truss is currently promoting, Ten Years to Save the West: Lessons from the only conservative in the room.

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Ms Hall, who was taught to fix engines in her father’s garage when she was 18, launched her manifesto for London at a local garage in Bexley on Monday morning (April 22).

Along with her plans to “scrap the ULEZ expansion on day one”, Ms Hall has pledged to recruit 1,500 more police officers and to build more family homes if elected on May 2.

“I have lived in London for my entire life. It’s where I brought up my children, where I started my business, and where I have served for over a decade as a councillor,” said the Tory candidate. “It breaks my heart to see London decline, as I am sure it does yours. I am determined to fix it. And together, we can.”

Ms Truss, who was prime minister for just 45 days, has said she wants to highlight what is wrong with the system in her book, saying: “I want to provide a call to action for fellow conservatives who believe in our nation and our way of life and who share my frustration at what has been going wrong with our politics and governance. I want others to heed the warnings of what I saw happening and learn the lessons of the battle I lost.”

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Conservative mayoral candidate Susan HallConservative mayoral candidate Susan Hall
Conservative mayoral candidate Susan Hall


In her manifesto titled ‘A Mayor who listens’, Ms Hall says on day one she will “order Transport for London (TfL) to cease enforcement of the ULEZ expansion”. In place of the ULEZ charge, Ms Hall has pledged a £50m fund to target “high pollution hotspots”.

The former Harrow council leader has ruled out bringing in any “pay-per-mile” road charging system. In the 27-page document Ms Hall claims her Labour rival Sadiq Khan has “allocated £150m to building the technology” for a new pay-per-mile scheme

While TfL’s Project Detroit does aim to bring the various road charges onto one platform, Mr Khan has repeatedly said he will not bring in pay-per-mile charging, previously telling LondonWorld: “I have no plans at all to bring in pay per mile. It's not on the agenda, it’s not on the table.”

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The Labour incumbent who published his manifesto last Thursday has pledged to continue with his free school meals policy, build 40,000 council homes by the end of the decade and to freeze TfL fares till at least 2025.


Ms Hall has pledged to recruit 1,500 more police officers, set up two new police bases in every borough and bring back borough-based policing.

She has pledged to take “firm, targeted action on knife crime” by giving frontline police access to handheld knife detection wands and to commit £7m to installing knife arches in London schools.

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The Tory mayoral hopeful promises to set up specialist units to tackle burglaries, robberies, and thefts and to invest £200m into the Met Police.

Ms Hall has pledged to appoint a Women’s Commissioner and to provide each borough with access to Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) specialist officers.


Ms Hall has pledged to “get London moving and stop the war on motorists”, by removing low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) for areas that want them removed and to review 20mph speed limits on TfL main roads.

She has promised to extend the Night Tube to the Hammersmith & City line, followed by the Circle, District and Metropolitan lines.

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Other pledges include reinstating the Freedom Pass and 60+ Oyster Card in peak morning hours so older Londoners can access free travel before 9am.

She has vowed to remove floating bus stops and take action against dockless bikes being discarded in the middle of the pavement.

Other pledges

Ms Hall has promised to keep council tax as low as possible and to maintain Sadiq Khan’s universal free school meals policy, “ensuring children have healthy, nutritious meals”.

The Tory hopeful has pledged to build more family homes that Londoners can afford and to boost investment in build-to-rent schemes.

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LondonWorld has contacted the mayoral candidates from the other main parties for comment.

On May 2 Londoners will go to the polls to vote for which of 13 candidates will be mayor of London for the next four years.

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