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banner Wednesday, 12 April, 2000, 13:26 GMT 14:26 UK
Kramer's sporting pledge
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Susan Kramer pads up to launch sports policy
Londoners are being offered the chance to take part in inter-city sports matches under a mayoral administration led by Liberal Democrat candidate Susan Kramer.

The plan would mean different districts in the city taking each other on in sporting events.

The proposal is part of Ms Kramer's sports policy, which was launched at London's Oval cricket ground on Wednesday.

The mayoral candidate also wants to see private sports clubs, local authorities and schools opening their facilities for all young people free of charge for one day every year.

She said: "All young people should have access to sport and have a chance to develop their talents.

"My annual sports festival day for kids will allow young people under the age of 16 to sample a wide range of sports free of charge.

Cheap tickets

"Sport, like other cultural activities, must be accessible to everyone. Many London schools do not have access to green space or even a playground on which to play many sports.

"Out of school hours it is obvious there is not enough good-sized outdoor recreational space for all residents of London."

Ms Kramer said she would set up a community programme to allow local authorities, schools and sports clubs to share facilities across London.

And she promised to protect green spaces from development.

Ms Kramer also pledged to create a new London Leisure Card scheme to improve access to sporting activities and facilities and to set up a scheme to provide cheap tickets for Londoners for sporting events.

  • Tory mayoral candidate Steve Norris has placed an advert in London's Evening Standard newspaper attacking independent candidate Ken Livingstone's comments on drugs, business and asylum seekers.

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