The 2021 London mayoral election will be held on 6 May 2021 to elect the mayor of London
Being Mayor of London city is a very important position. The mayor of London has responsibilities covering policing, transport, housing, planning, economic development, arts, culture and the environment.
They control a budget of around £17 billion per year.
Vanessa Hudson (Animal Welfare Party)
The Animal Welfare Party’s leader of 11 years wants to make London a ‘world-leading city for people, animals and the environment’.
Ms Hudson would promote vegan diets across the capital, partly to help prevent future pandemics.
She also backs improving the NHS and a number of green policies. But her key campaign issue is speciesism – which rejects the idea that animals and humans should be treated differently.
She would like to see London stop selling foie gras and fur products, end the restaurant practice of boiling lobsters alive, and exhibiting captive animals in London’s zoos and aquariums. The media producer and founder of Vegan Runners UK would also champion the phasing out of animal testing at London’s universities.
WAV Comment – we wish Vanessa masses of victories in her campaign to be London Mayor.