A MESSAGE FROM LAURENCE
It’s been a strange 12 months in which we have given away so many of our personal freedoms in the name of the common good, now whether you agree or disagree about how things have been handled the one thing we can agree on is that we find ourselves here, now, today, not tomorrow and not yesterday, thank god. Today.
So what are you going to do?
Well I am going to stand to be Mayor of this beautiful city that stands at the heart of our free, tolerant and welcoming country.
Well, I want to reclaim your freedom, your freedom to work when you want to work and how you want to work. I want to remove all the obstacles that stand in between you and rebuilding after these lockdowns.
And I want to reclaim your freedom to move, to be where you want to be with who you want to be, the fundamental human need to be together, in sickness and in health and to never take that freedom away again.
Nobody should say their last goodbyes to anybody on an iPad ever again.
And importantly I want to reclaim your freedom to speak, to be yourself, to be part of the broader conversation, to cherish your history rather than rewrite it, and to teach our children to be confident, not ashamed of who they are or where they have come from.
London is one of the most diverse cities on earth. Millions of unique and individual voices. A celebration of collaboration, and it is only by working together that we will shape a better tomorrow.
It’s your London. Your freedom.