UPKAR SINGH RAI is the National Liberal Party’s prospective candidate for London Mayor. For the election – scheduled for 5 May 2016 – he will be campaigning on a ‘Quality of Life’ ticket.
He has also declared that, if elected, he would represent the people of London – and not the political or financial establishment.
With this in mind, he will only take a portion of the salary of the Mayor of London. It currently stands at £143,911 per year.
“I promise that, if elected as Mayor of London, I will only take the average wage of a skilled worker. This wage will be independently verified by the TUC. The rest of my salary will go towards charities and to what I would term ‘good causes’. I would also only claim legitimate expenses, the rest again going to helping others.
I view supporting small shops, local businesses and the self-employed as a ‘good cause.’ Therefore, I will direct a portion of any excess salary and expenses towards efforts which serve to promote, protect and preserve small shops, local businesses and the self-employed. I regard all of these as vital, core elements of both London’s social fabric and economy.”
But before Upkar can even stand a chance of supporting small shops, local businesses and the self-employed we need to raise serious money.
Indeed, it costs £20,000 alone to get your name on the ballot box – democracy doesn’t come cheap in London! After that there are all the normal election expenses associated with promoting a candidate.
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