The Pledges

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  • By London Councils

London’s local leaders have jointly agreed to work together to deliver 46 specific pledges across seven key policy areas.

Message from our chair

"The Leaders and Mayors of all 32 London boroughs and the  City of London Corporation have come together, through  London Councils, to agree a comprehensive set of plans for joint action that will improve life for Londoners by 2022. Cllr Peter John

London local government works together through London Councils in three ways; arguing with one voice for the common interests shared by our different communities; collaborating to deliver better solutions for Londoners by pooling our abilities and efforts; and by delivering some services directly on our collective behalf.

In this plan we list 46 key pledges that we believe offer the most chance of improving the lives of every Londoner by 2022. 

We have divided these into seven key areas, but they are connected by the common thread of how local borough leadership integrates public services to deliver against the big challenges facing communities across London. 

All 46 individual pledges are detailed overleaf and we look forward to working with you all on our shared ambitions."

Cllr Peter John OBE, Chair, London Councils

Download the Pledges to Londoners PDF

About London Councils 

London Councils represents London’s 32 boroughs and the City of London. We are a cross-party organisation that works on behalf of all of our member authorities regardless of political persuasion.

London Councils makes the case to government, the Mayor and others to get the best deal for Londoners and to ensure that our member authorities have the resources, freedoms and powers to do the best possible job for their residents and local businesses.

London Councils runs a number of direct services for member authorities including the Freedom Pass, Taxicard and Health Emergency Badge. It also runs an independent parking appeals service and a pan-London grants programme for voluntary organisations.

London Councils acts as a catalyst for effective sharing among boroughs – be that ideas, good practice, people, resources, or policies and new approaches.

The strategic direction of London Councils is set by the Leaders’ Committee. Meeting eight times a year, our Leaders’ Committee comprises the Leaders of all of London’s local authorities. There is also a cross-party Executive Committee which guides the organisation’s day-to-day work.

London Councils Executive

London Councils Leaders

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