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Jean Lambert London's Green MEP

Issue: London

London is a truly cosmopolitan European capital, playing home to more than 7.5 million people, more than a million of them nationals of other EU member states.

That makes it a wonderful place to live and work, a veritable melting pot of cultures, ideas, businesses and – most importantly – people.

But London isn’t without its problems: it has one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe, and some of the UK’s worst poverty. It suffers from Britain’s poorest air quality – pollution killing about 4,000 Londoners a year – and an often-denuded natural environment.