PQT audience asking questions

People's Question Time: your questions answered

24 September 2018

We've compiled a list of commonly asked questions to explain what our twice-yearly People's Question Time events are all about.

What is PQT?

People's Question Time is a free event for Londoners. It's an opportunity to put your questions to the Mayor and the London Assembly about your city.

When is the next event?

The next PQT will take place on Tuesday 23 October from 7-9pm at Islington Assembly Hall. Doors open at 6pm.

Who'll be there?

There will be a panel on stage with the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, including the London Assembly and event chair. The event will be chaired by Jennette Arnold, Assembly Member for North East London.

What does the Assembly do?

The London Assembly holds the Mayor to account and conducts investigations on behalf of Londoners. Assembly members will also be answering questions on the night.

What kind of questions can I ask?

You can ask about anything that falls under the Mayor's control. You can find out more about the Mayor's responsibilities.

What will they be talking about at the event?

There are lots of topics up for discussion from transport and safety to air quality, housing, the economy and more.

How are the questions chosen?

Topics are discussed one at a time. People can then ask relevant questions by putting their hands up. Questions will be chosen at random.

Will I get to ask my question?

The event chair will try to get through as many questions as possible in the time available. If you do get chosen, please keep your question short, to the point and on topic. This will give more time for others to ask their questions too.

What if I don't get chosen?

If you don't get to ask your question on the night, you can submit it in writing via our contact form. We aim to respond within 20 working days.

Is the event accessible?

Yes. There'll be wheelchair access, an induction loop, a BSL interpreter and a subtitled plasma screen.

Do I need a ticket?

You do. Tickets are free, but you must book ahead and show your ticket on your phone or print your ticket and bring it with you. The event is on a first-come first-served basis. That means a ticket doesn't guarantee you a seat, so please arrive on time. Tickets go fast so get your ticket now.

People's Question Time is always a lively event, so why not come along? Find out more