I will make sure Olympics legacy benefits Londoners
With 100 days to go until the start of the Olympic Games, London Liberal Democrat Mayoral candidate Brian Paddick has called for the event’s legacy to benefit Londoners.
Brian Paddick said: “I am proud that the eyes of the world will be on our fantastic city this summer.
“But the one group of people that seems to have been forgotten are Londoners themselves.
“We can’t get tickets, are being told to leave the city or avoid public transport and some businesses face disruption. That’s why it is so important that when the show packs up and leaves there is a legacy for Londoners.
“I want school kids to be bussed in so they can run on the same track as Usain Bolt, and swim in the same swimming pool as Rebecca Adlington. I want the Olympics to inspire children across the city and encourage them to keep fit and healthy.
“As Mayor I will make sure that the legacy the Olympics leaves is one of local jobs and training, real affordable homes and community use of the venues.
“And I want there to be a sporting legacy too. Let’s establish a London Games so athletes can compete, borough against borough, and keep the Olympic spirit alive for years to come.”