Tag Archives: London

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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Letter to Editors on Violence Reduction Unit

Dear Editor, I welcome plans for a new Violence Reduction Unit at City Hall, particularly as we’ve seen something of this kind have real results in Glasgow. This is a positive step forward which builds upon the stringent action the … 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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Government’s national planning proposals and their impact on delivering homes for London (MQT, 22 March 2018)

At the 22 March 2018 questions to the Mayor of London, I asked Sadiq Khan about Government proposals to revise the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and their impact on delivering the homes that London needs. Here is the response … Continue reading

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Building regulations post-Grenfell

The London Assembly Housing Committee recently met to investigate the issues for social housing post-Grenfell. There, I asked whether strategic changes are needed in the quality, design and standards for future homes. It has been a long-held concern of mine … Continue reading

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Boris’s Broken Promises #4: “Making our streets and homes safer with 1,000 more police on the beat”

It’s difficult for candidates to break their manifesto pledges before the actual election, but Boris Johnson’s apparent pledge to make London safer with “1,000 more police on the beat” manages that feat. In 2008 Johnson inherited a budget from Ken … Continue reading

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