My name is Humera Kamran. I have been residing in London for the last 17 years. I am married and a mother of 4 children. My passion for Politics  stems from the failures of the mainstream Political Parties on Housing, Transport, Employment, Crime, etc.

Working for Londoners

Stop Homelessness

Zero Tolerance on Crime

Affordable Travel Fares

Communities United Party Manifesto 2016

  • We will stabilise housing costs, give tenants more control over their homes and rent, and refurbish poor quality homes.

  • We will make the living wage mandatory in London.

  • We will reduce traffic, make public transport cheaper than driving, and make streets pleasant for walking and cycling.

  • We will restore trust in the police, get officers away from their desks and onto the streets, and avoid cuts to community police.

  • We will protect health services from privatisation.

Housing

Everyone should be able to live in a secure home, whether they rent or buy. Sadly, for too many people, this is not the situation they face at the moment. The mainstream political parties have failed to invest on affordable homes over two decades.
We will lobby for comprehensive and smart reforms of the private rented sector to bring down rents, to make tenants more secure in their homes with a default secure seven year tenancy agreement, to protect tenants from exploitative landlords and lettings agents, and to improve the condition of private rented housing, along with tax reforms such as capital allowances to help responsible landlords invest in their properties.
Young people and families are unable to get their start on the housing ladder, while the millions who rent privately are facing insecurity, poor standards and rising rent payments.

Increase the number of homes built per year.

We will create a £6 billion ‘Future Homes Fund’ to build homes that local people need and we will make sure first-time

buyers are first in line. We will give local authorities the power to give first call to first-time buyers on new homes in areas of housing growth. We will get 300,000 homes built a year by 2020, almost double the current level, to close the gap between the number of homes we build and the number of homes we need.
This will also provide up to 230,000 jobs in construction. We will introduce new ‘use it or lose it’ land powers for local authorities so no developer can sit on land without building on it.

Introduce affordable rent

We will introduce a ceiling on excessive rent rises and make three-year tenancies the rule, not the exception. We will ban rip-off letting fees, saving renters over We will create a national register of private landlords to drive up standards of rental properties and drive out rogue We will give tenants more control over their homes, and we will refurbish over one million cold homes. To achieve these aims we will put co-operatives at the heart of our housing policy, while lobbying the Government to bring in radical reforms to bring down the cost of  land and protect private tenants.

London Transport

We will freeze all TFL fares prices for five years. Transport fares are one of the biggest cost that many households face, and is a major barrier for ordinary Londoners who cannot afford it to go about their daily chores in the capital. That’s why we will fight for fares that are fairer and more affordable.

More affordable fares, less congested roads and safer streets can all be achieved by prioritising people and public transport over cars. Our plans will deliver immediate improvements while setting in motion plans to transform our transport network.

Overcrowded Buses

Buses in London are frequently overcrowded and the situation is going to get worse in future.  London’s iconic red buses rack up an incredible 6m passenger journeys every day, but with the population expected to hit 9.3 billion by 2022, overcrowding is becoming the norm for London’s hard-pressed bus commuters.

Over the past 10 years, London’s population grew by 80,000 a year and the number of bus kilometres by 109m. But over the coming decade, the population is forecast to grow by 100,000 a year while bus kilometres covered will increase by just 20m. This means more overcrowding on buses, and more people left behind at bus stops.
TfL has no plans to significantly increase services.

Proposal to curb overcrowded buses

We will introduce a wider range of fares and tickets including part-time travel cards and ‘one hour’ bus tickets to help spread demand further across the day. We will tackle road congestion, including more bus priority measures and work to deal with traffic pinch points. We will consult passengers and local councils and improve certain bus routes, like those that serve hospitals. We will modernise the bus fleet to cut down on harmful emissions. We will publish the schedule for rolling-out more environmentally friendly vehicles, including electric buses, to help address the capital’s poor air quality.

Overcrowded trains

Overcrowding on trains is a huge problem across Britain – and it’s not just on peak services or London routes. While the younger and fitter amongst us may not mind having to stand once in a while, overcrowding is a serious problem for the elderly, infirm, pregnant or claustrophobic – and even the best of us gets frustrated when it’s a daily occurrence. There simply are not enough carriages available to our train operators. The existing rolling stock is ageing, and the franchise system does not incentivise new investment.

Proposal to curb overcrowded trains

We will investment in new tramways, light rail services and tube lines to improve connectivity and relieve pressure on overcrowded routes. These will include the cross-river tram and extending the Croydon tram to Sutton, Wimbledon, Putney and Roehampton .

We will encourage public sector operators  to take on rail lines and challenge the private train-operating companies on a level playing field. We will review the franchising process and give rail users a greater say in how trains operate.

Crime and Policing

The mainstream political parties have given up on crime. Not just their policies but their philosophy has failed. For crime is quintessentially a problem the individual cannot tackle alone. Crime demands that communities work as communities to fight it.  CUP’s commitment is to match popular concern with a constructive and broad-based programme of action.

Increase the number of police in our streets

We can get police officers out from behind their desks and onto the streets, working more closely with local residents and traders and getting more intelligence from local people who trust them. We will ensure that the police support people escaping a life of crime while getting tough on those who refuse to change. We will get more police officers out of their cars and onto foot or bicycle, providing a visible presence on the streets.

Improve online crime reporting System

We will improve the online crime reporting system so that you immediately get the crime report number and can track the progress of your report, to encourage greater reporting of “minor” crimes such as those affecting small businesses.

Safer communities

We will create a safer community for you and your family. We will  establish a new Local Policing Commitment, guaranteeing neighbourhood policing in every community.

Environment

Tackling climate change and enhancing the environment is very important to us, and we have a responsibility to operate a low-carbon network that is also resilient to any changes to the climate We will invest in solutions like habitat revival, waste recycling and energy efficiency and press the Government to provide us with the powers and resources to do this on a scale that can preserve London and our planet for future generations.

We can make London a zero waste city, reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 99% and reduce our ecological footprint by two thirds by 2030. We will make London a zero waste city by reducing the waste we produce and recycle or compost it, building new waste facilities.

Lobby the Government to give the Mayor the power to roll out a consistent set of recycling services across London boroughs to end the confusing and unnecessary differences.

We will reduce the Capital’s CO2 emissions by 70% (against 1990 levels) by 2030 and by encouraging cycling and walking. We will create segregated lanes in making sure that bikes are separated from vehicles on many streets.

We will encourage people to walk not only for their health and wellbeing, but also for the environment, economy and community. We will minimise transport-related noise by promoting smoother driving, the use of quieter vehicles and reducing the noise impact of  road works and improvement projects.

Public Health Service

We will stand a strongly against the Government’s privatisation agenda of the NHS. We will make sure the NHS is accountable to elected representatives and the public. We believe in a properly funded, publicly provided health service. We will argue consistently against attempts to privatise or weaken the NHS.

We will campaign for better health services in London, including better access to contraception and family planning services, better resources for mental health services both in the community and in hospitals, and free prescriptions, eye tests and dental treatment.

We can make London a healthier place to live and prevent illness by cleaning our polluted air, improving access to healthy food and refurbishing unhealthy homes. Make the reduction of income and wealth inequality a key aim of London’s Health Inequalities Strategy, because life expectancy, infant mortality, low birth weight and self-rated health are worse, and mental health problems more common, in more unequal societies.

Treat drug addiction as a health issue instead of waiting for it to become a crime issue. Bring more addicts into health care rather than the courts by rolling out the Camberwell heroin prescription trial. Build on the consensus among health, policing and educator.

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