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London Assembly elects Chair

11 May 2012

The London Assembly has today elected Jennette Arnold AM as its new Chair for 2012/13. Darren Johnson AM has been elected as Deputy Chair. At their Annual Meeting Assembly Members also established a number of committees to examine the Mayor of London’s policies and investigate issues of importance to London.Chair of the London Assembly Jennette Arnold AM said:

“I am honoured to be serving a third term as Chair of the London Assembly and by the confidence my colleagues have shown in me.

We have just fought a robust election but now is the time for all Assembly Members to join together as we work to improve the quality of life in London across the full scope of the Greater London Authority’s responsibilities.

The Mayor has significant new powers to address regeneration and housing need in the Capital. The Assembly will be watching closely to see that he delivers on his election promises to Londoners, and does so in an efficient and effective manner.”

Notes for editors:


1.      The nomination for Jennette Arnold AM as Chair of the London Assembly received 16 votes in favour and 9 against. Jennette Arnold’s biography.

2.      The nomination for Darren Johnson AM as Deputy Chair of the London Assembly received 16 votes in favour and 9 against.

3.      Watch a webcast of the meeting.

4.      As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.