London Citizens to hold mayor to task over commitments

A London charity last night presided over the largest public event in the build up to 10 June's European, local and mayoral elections.

Around 2,000 people were due to attend an "accountability assembly" to press London's mayoral candidates to agree to implement a "citizens' agenda".

The agenda has been developed over the past nine months by trade union branches, student unions, churches, mosques, schools and community groups - under the umbrella of civic-activism charity London Citizens.

The four-point agenda includes demands for a £6.70 an hour 'living wage' for all GLA workers, and the construction of 2,000 affordable homes for moderate wage earners.

Paul Regan, chairman of London Citizens, said: "Complaints that voters, especially those on low incomes, are apathetic about politics are misplaced.

We want candidates to make tangible commitments to London's voters and we'll be around after election day to hold them to their promises."

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