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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Mayor pushed on Right to Buy and ULEZ
21 May 2015

At Mayor’s Question Time today, the London Assembly called on the Mayor to consider the impact of extending Right to Buy to housing associations, and to examine whether opting more boroughs into the Ultra Low Emissions Zone would help meet air quality targets.

Performance of the Met under the spotlight
20 May 2015

Where is the Met succeeding and where is it failing?

MP Mayor faces first Assembly question time
20 May 2015

London Mayor Boris Johnson is to face questions from London Assembly Members for the first time since the General Election.

Is Prevent preventing terrorism in London?
18 May 2015

The Government’s Prevent strategy has been controversial ever since it was introduced in 2005, following the 7/7 terrorist attacks.  Its aim was to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Coming up next week at the London Assembly - 15/05/2015
15 May 2015


Tuesday 19 May

Preventing Extremism

Police and Crime Committee – 10:00am in the Chamber

Changing chairs - Assembly reshuffle announced
13 May 2015

The annual reshuffle of the London Assembly is complete.

At its Annual Meeting today, all Assembly Members present voted for new leadership, in a year which will culminate with the Assembly and Mayoral elections in May 2016. 

We’re back! Re-Assembly at City Hall
12 May 2015

It’s time for the annual reshuffle of the London Assembly line-up.

Following the pre–election period, the Assembly will hold its Annual Meeting tomorrow.

Pre-election period begins at City Hall
27 March 2015

When the clock strikes midnight on Monday morning, 30 March, the official pre-election period begins at City Hall.

This means there will be no media activity for a total of six weeks, as specific restrictions on communications are in place.

London lacks ecological expertise
27 March 2015

A significant proportion of London boroughs do not have access to ecological expertise when processing planning applications. This means that planning permission could be granted with little or no regard for the impact on local wildlife.

Environment Committee statement on Mayor’s Ultra Low Emission Zone announcement
26 March 2015

The Mayor of London today announced the introduction of an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London and stated that £65 million has been earmarked to support London taxi drivers’ transition to zero emission capable taxis.

Is London Bridge falling down on its promises?
26 March 2015
The overcrowding, delays and general mayhem at London Bridge station has affected hundreds of thousands of London commuters daily for months.
We’ve been told things will improve - but have they?
Can London weather the storm?
26 March 2015

London is not well prepared for the risks of severe weather - and climate change is likely to make things worse. The most vulnerable in society, particularly the elderly, are at the greatest risk from the effects of our changing climate and severe weather events.

Child sex offences and allegations of a cover up – Assembly questions the Met
25 March 2015

“These allegations are of historic, high level corruption of the most serious nature.”

Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) Deputy Chair, Sarah Green (March 2015).[1]

Prioritise the prevention of child sexual exploitation in London
25 March 2015

The Metropolitan Police reported 1,612 child sexual exploitation (CSE) referrals from January to October 2014. Yet, child sexual exploitation is not currently one of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) 7 priority areas.

Assembly hauls in Network Rail over London Bridge
24 March 2015

Has the London Bridge station disruption affected you?

How has your daily commute changed?

Could the chaos have been prevented?

Is anyone taking responsibility?

What knock-on effects have you experienced?  Extra childcare? Missed meetings?