London Mayoral Race: Green Party's Siân Berry aims to revolutionise the city's transport

London Mayoral Race: Green Party's Siân Berry wants to revolutionise city's transport

Siân Berry

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Green Party London Mayoral candidate, Siân Berry, wants to transform the capital's transport system, shifting the focus to healthier modes of travel, and is confident she’s the only person who can make that a reality.

Berry ran for Mayor in 2008, but is now “ready to do it all again”, despite the uphill struggle against the two frontrunners, Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan.

And she is confident her previous experience as a transport campaigner will stand her in good stead.

Speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer, she said: “I have been a transport campaigner in the intervening eight years [since last running for Mayor]. I’m trying to get money spent on things other than big road building, [focusing] on public transport, walking and cycling. As a party we’re ready, and as a candidate I’m very, very keen to take on this job now.”

Berry also stressed the Green Party had reached out to both front running parties to encourage them to adjust their manifestos to include greener action, though both declined. As a result, she added: “The London Green Party made a decision not to recommend anybody for second preference [in this election].

“I think voters should be making up their own minds.” 

The London Mayoral election will be held on May 5. To view the full list of candidates, click here.