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Armistice Day centenary commemorated: remembering Londoners killed during the First World War and in conflicts since

At City Hall, we have been remembering the Londoners killed during the First World War and in conflicts since. The photograph on the poster I am shown holding (below) is of Lottie Meade, born in Marylebone in 1889 and whom … Continue reading

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My speech to the London Assembly on the rights of Assistance Dogs users [VIDEO]

On 6 September 2018 a motion about discrimination against Londoners who use guide dogs passed unanimously. I was moved to speak on the issue. Access for Assistance Dogs for the Blind Motion – 6 September 2018:  

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New funding announced to promote precision manufactured homes for London

Following recommendations set out in my report (Designed, sealed, delivered), the Mayor approves funding for a project to promote precision manufactured homes (PMH) The project will provide manufactured housing design guidance and shows the Mayor’s commitment to the modernisation of … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes look at the first Mayor’s Question Time (MQT) of 2018

A welcome look behind the scenes at the first Mayor’s Question Time of 2018. As part of our role as Assembly Members we hold the Mayor and representatives of other bodies to account. One of the ways we achieve this is at Mayor’s Question Time (MQT). At the 18 … Continue reading

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Three Years on, Mayor is Failing to Tackle Rough Sleeping

Three years ago this month, Boris Johnson pledged to end rough sleeping in London by 2012. Today, faced with a perfect storm of unemployment, funding cuts, welfare reform and housing market failure, even more people are sleeping rough on London’s … Continue reading

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Housing budget in a pickle

The coalition government has slashed London’s housing budget by 60 per cent, although you wouldn’t know it from the press release. Under the cover of giving new powers to City Hall, a budget of £3 billion has been spun to … Continue reading

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In the face of rising crime the Mayor cannot persist with his policy of cutting police numbers

Figures published this week show the impact the Mayor’s cuts to the police service have had at a local level. In the last two years the number of police officers based in the London boroughs has reduced from 20,599 in … Continue reading

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