Elected by you - the London Assembly

24 August 2017

Jennette Arnold OBE AM - Chair of the London Assembly 2017/2018

  • Following the work of the Police and Crime Committee, the Met is investigating historical allegations of electoral fraud at the 2014 Tower Hamlets Mayoral Election.
  • The Economy Committee’s work on Brexit led to joint talks at the Scottish Parliament, with Members of the European committees of the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and the London Assembly, and officers from the Northern Ireland Assembly.
  • Following the Transport Committee investigation into the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street, TfL announced a 40 per cent cut in buses along the street.
  • The GLA Oversight Committee’s work on the procurement of the proposed Garden Bridge contributed to the Mayor commissioning a review by the Right Honourable Dame Margaret Hodge MP.

Just some of the actions achieved by the London Assembly during 2016-17.

The London Assembly is elected at the same time as the Mayor of London. 

Its 25 Members are made up of twelve Labour, eight GLA Conservatives, two Green Party, two UKIP and one Liberal Democrat Member.

Every year, the Assembly is required by law to produce an Annual Report. That report is published today

Elected by you – working for Londoners’ [1] details how the Assembly looked at the actions of the Mayor, and examined the finances and performance of the Greater London Authority (GLA) group.[2]

Chairman of the Assembly during 2016/17, Tony Arbour AM said:

The transition from one Mayor to another could have been difficult; however the Assembly has been fortunate that the transformation from Johnson to Khan has been as seamless as the transmogrifications of Dr Who.

The influx of new members has given a new energy to our task of holding the Mayor to account whilst he seeks to ensure that London has a fair deal.

This Annual Report is our accountability document to Londoners.

During 2016/17, Assembly Members asked 4,630 questions of the Mayor, our committees produced reports covering topics addressing issues as diverse as electoral fraud, Notting Hill Carnival, congestion and the fares freeze.

The London Assembly is elected at the same time as the Mayor and our job is to ensure that he is held accountable for his actions.”

Notes to editors

  1. The London Assembly Annual Report 2016/17 – ‘Elected by you – working for Londoners’ is attached.
  2. The GLA Group includes: Transport for London (TfL), the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), and the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).
  3. The Assembly is required by law to produce the report.
  4. London Assembly website
  5. Watch Jennette Arnold OBE AM - Chair of the London Assembly 2017/2018
  6. Watch Steve O’Connell AM – Chairman of the Police & Crime Committee 2016/2017
  7. Watch Caroline Pidgeon AM – Chair of the Transport Committee 2016/2017
  8. Watch Andrew Boff AM – Chairman of the Housing Committee 2016/2017
  9. Watch Leonie Cooper AM – Chair of the Environment Committee 2016/2017
  10. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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