London Assembly news

News releases issued by the London Assembly's External Relations Office and by individual Assembly Members are listed below by date in descending order (i.e. most recent first).

Please note that all news releases with titles beginning 'News from' are the views of the individual Assembly Member identified in the release and do not necessarily reflect the views of the London Assembly or the Greater London Authority.

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Met needs to do more on diversity
18 December 2014

A new London Assembly report says the Metropolitan Police must do more to ensure its workforce better reflects the capital it serves.[1]

Assembly supports principle of Mayoral Development Corporation - but raises concerns over detail
17 December 2014

At an Extraordinary Plenary session, the London Assembly today confirmed its support, in principle, to the proposals to establish a Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC).

Q&A session with MOPAC and the Met
17 December 2014

The Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow question Lord Adebowale, Chief...

Mayoral Development Area - Extraordinary Assembly meeting on Old Oak & Park Royal
16 December 2014

Tomorrow the London Assembly will hold an Extraordinary Plenary session to discuss the Mayor’s proposal for a Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC) to lead the regeneration of the Old Oak Common and Park Royal areas of west London.

Uber is just the tip of the iceberg
16 December 2014

Over the past six months, the London Assembly Transport Committee has conducted an in-depth investigation into the London cab industry – surveying both passengers and drivers. The investigation has highlighted some worrying problems. ‘Future Proof’ is the London Assembly Transport Committee’s...

Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall
16 December 2014
The London Assembly is part of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Assembly Members are elected every four years, at the same time as the Mayor.  
The week ahead at the London Assembly
12 December 2014


Wednesday 17 December

Mayor’s Question Time – 10:00am in the Chamber

London Assembly reassured over Mayor’s Ebola plans
11 December 2014
Public Health England and the Mayor’s Chief of Staff appeared before the GLA Oversight Committee today to be questioned about pan-London resilience arrangements, in the event of an Ebola Virus incident in London. 
Get Govia to give Oyster to Stansted and Southend
10 December 2014

The London Assembly wants further expansion of Oyster Pay as You Go to another two airports.

A motion agreed by the Assembly[1] urges the Mayor to write to all parties involved and encourage them to work together to extend Oyster, as part of the new East Anglia franchise.

Protect gypsy and traveller rights, Assembly urges
10 December 2014

The Mayor of London should lobby the Government to ensure that gypsies and travellers continue to have their rights legally protected, even when they move into fixed accommodation.

Expand rail route to Stansted
10 December 2014
The route between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport needs to be expanded, in order to meet increasing passenger numbers and plans for the Upper Lee Valley Opportunity Area.
Name and shame Minimum Wage dodgers
10 December 2014
The Centre for London and the Trust for London estimate that more than 300,000 people in the UK earn less than the legal minimum wage. Yet just nine employers have been prosecuted for breaching the law and only one employer has been ‘named and shamed’.[1]
If Ebola arrives, is London ready?
10 December 2014

As worldwide concern grows over the spread and implications of the Ebola virus, the London Assembly is checking that the Greater London Authority (GLA) has adequate arrangements in place, in the event of people in London contracting the virus.

New Era 'rent-hike' highlights reasons for reform
9 December 2014

The London Assembly has condemned the proposed plans of Westbrook Partners in raising the rents of residents on the New Era estate in Hoxton, just before Christmas.

Assembly puts pressure on London & Partners over lack of transparency
9 December 2014

The London Assembly wants the Mayor to request full transparency from London and Partners – the official promotional company for London. The company’s role in the Royal Albert Dock tendering process is also under scrutiny by the Assembly.