Read our 2021 Agenda for a fairer London

Like a virus, inequality infects our minds. It harms way we relate to one another and how we feel. Nowhere is this more relevant than in London. Our Agenda for a #FairerLondon, created by citizens and activists, asks the Mayor of London to reduce inequality – a lot. We need to change the shape of our society, for everyone’s benefit.  

Inequality is woven into the structures of our society through multiple, overlapping layers of discrimination, racism and injustice. Our solutions must do the same, reach throughout society, and wherever possible work to address not the symptoms but the root causes of inequality: the unfair distribution of power and money. 

Read our 2021 Agenda for a Fairer London and Sign the petition calling on the 2021 Mayoral candidates to take action on London's obscene levels of inequality.


It's time for action on inequality - we need to narrow the gaps between us

London is one of the most unequal cities in the developed world. A growing body of evidence shows that the greater the gap between rich and poor, the more society is damaged and we all suffer. Just as tuberculosis still does, and just as cholera did in the 19th Century, rates of death from Covid19 have shown us the contours of inequality in our city.

But it's not just infectious diseases that play on our relationships. Because of the way it makes us feel about ourselves and about others, as inequality rises so does crime, anxiety, distrust and mental illness. Inequality damages the health and educational chances of our children, rich and poor. Inequality fuels London's housing crisis, and it is bad for the economy, according to dangerous radicals like the Bank of England, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development. The gaps between people that inequality creates harm everyone. And these harms cost society billions. Our extreme inequality is plainly unjust. But London doesn't have to be like this.

FAIRER HOUSING, FAIRER PAY, BETTER HEALTH, BETTER EDUCATION, MORE TRUST, LESS CRIME
A FAIRER CITY FOR EVERYONE 

What is My Fair London?

My Fair London campaigns to make London a fairer city, a city where people trust each other, where families can thrive, where people come together. A fairer London would be a more civilised city, a city where life is getting better, a city that leads the world in tackling the many problems that face us.

We are a group of ordinary Londoners. We organise campaigns, support local groups, try to come up with ideas that will make a difference. One particular focus is to try and influence the Mayor of London his policies.

My Fair London is affiliated with The Equality Trust, the national equality charity.

We are determined to change our city for the better. Get involved. Sign up as a supporter. Check out the blog pages on this site to read more about inequality in London and what needs to be done.

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We hold monthly open group meetings to plan our actions. We also organise regular public meetings and discussions about inequality. Sign up as a supporter and you'll get regular emails keeping you up to date with our activities. Our meetings are usually on weekday evenings and start at 6:30pm

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    My Fair London meets Lib Dem Candidate for Mayor, Luisa Porritt

    My Fair London was delighted to welcome Luisa Porritt, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Mayor of London, to a public discussion of our 2021 Agenda for a Fairer City, and to present her ideas to build a fairer London.

    The evening was chaired for us by Trust for London Chief Executive Bharat Mehta. Luisa spoke fluently about what a Lib Dem Mayor might do for London. She was a little elusive in her response to some of the radical ideas in our Agenda, on pay ratios for example, but she answered a huge diversity of questions from MFL activists, from speaking eloquently about racial injustice in the city and the damage caused by Brexit, to knowledgeably addressing the ongoing problems with Hammersmith Bridge. If you want to be Mayor of London it helps to know something about everything and Luisa was impressively on top of lots of detail.

    The Liberal Democrat (and Luisa's manifesto) focusses on 'homes, jobs and clean air', which no-one can be against. Probably fair to say that some of our members were not convinced she understood just how many of London's problems are rooted in the structural social and economic inequalities (the size of the gaps between people) that blight our city.  

    Make up you mind for yourself and watch Luisa's meeting with us below:

     

    Read and share our 2021 Agenda for a Fairer London

    Sign our petition calling on the Mayoral candidates to act on inequality

    Watch our public meeting with Professor Sir Micheal Marmot, Farzana Khan and Natalie Creary, on Covid 19, health inequalities and black community perspectives.

    Read more

    Green Party candidate Sian Berry endorses our Agenda for a Fairer City

    In a confident and free flowing discussion with My Fair London activists, Green Party candidate Sian Berry warmly endorsed our 2021 Agenda for a Fairer London. She joined MFL activists for an hours conversation and discussion on-line, chaired by the CEO of the Trust for London Bharat Mehta. In her opening remarks she described how the Green Party has long identified runaway inequality as intimately linked to environmental degradation and climate collapse. And also how she agreed with My Fair London analysis that London's gross economic and structural inequalities underpin so many of the day-to-day problems that Londoners face in their lives - in housing, employment, education, or with poverty, violent crime, poor mental health, or loneliness.

    In a wide ranging discussion Sian answered questions on affordable housing and out of control rents, transport issues and racism. She spoke passionately in favour of Universal Basic Income, and how the straight injustice of unfair privilege is one of her driving motivations as a politician. 

    The Green Party agrees that to have any chance of living within global environmental limits we need to re-structure our economy and build a fairer London.

    Watch the conversation with Sian here: 

    You can check out the Green Party's Manifesto for London here

    Read and share our 2021 Agenda for a Fairer London

    Sign our petition calling on the Mayoral candidates to act on inequality

    Watch our public meeting with Professor Sir Micheal Marmot, Farzana Khan and Natalie Creary, on Covid 19, health inequalities and black community perspectives.

    Read more