Who is Green Party London mayoral candidate Sian Berry?

LONDONERS are gearing up to vote on who will become the capital's next mayor on May 6, 2021.

And back for a third year representing the Greens is Sian Berry. But who is the party co-leader and what is her manifesto to topple Sadiq Khan in the 2021 London Mayoral elections?

Who is Sian Berry?

Sian Berry is the co-leader of the Green Party and has been in the position since September 2018.

Berry was elected a Green London Assembly member in 2016 and also came third in the London mayoral race.

She has been a Camden councillor since 2014.

On her appointment as co-leader, Ms Berry said: “We will be championing a people’s vote on Brexit, tackling climate breakdown, ensuring everyone has the right to a safe warm home and fulfilling work that translates to more time off with our families, not more unemployment as automation grows.

“We are the only party who can be trusted to stand up for citizens in our nations of England and Wales, instead of the interests of big business or millionaires.”

What is Sian Berry's political manifesto?

The Greens' co-leader will be standing once again as a 2021 mayoral candidate.

Berry, 45, finished third behind Khan and his rival Zac Goldsmith in 2016.

And she also stood in 2008, coming fourth.

Berry intends to focus on the city's housing crisis in this year's campaign.

She said the Greens were the “only party Londoners can trust to deliver on their promises” with regard to housing.

Ms Berry would set up a "creative autonomy allowance", giving 1,000 young people £10,000 for three years to pursue creative careers

She would set the London Living Wage at £14 an hour from 2022.

She would also publish a new waste reduction strategy to encourage the "reduction, reuse and repair" of products

Could Sian Berry become the next Mayor of London?

The latest polling by Savanta ComRes puts Mr Khan in the lead with 41 per cent of the vote.

Conservative candidate Shaun Bailey is in second, but a fair way behind on 28 per cent.

However Sian Berry is trailing behind in fourth place on 6 per cent of the vote, while Lib Dem candidate Luisa Porritt is on 8 per cent

Count Binface is currently neck-and-neck with Laurence Fox in last place. 

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