London Assembly - full

First #MQT with new Mayor and Assembly

24 May 2016

This meeting took place on 25 May 2016. Read the transcript for the first section here and the second section here.

Mayor Sadiq Khan, will appear before the London Assembly [1] tomorrow, for the first time since his election.

The Assembly questions the Mayor, in public, ten times a year at Mayor’s Question Time (MQT) meetings, as part of its role of holding him to account [2]

Tomorrow Assembly Members – including 10 new Members - will ask him questions about‎ the following topics and more:

  • London’s economy and the EU
  • Defining affordable rents
  • Prosecuting the perpetrators of female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Affordable housing

The role of the Assembly is to act as a check and balance on the activities of the Mayor.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 25 May from 10:00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend – numbers will be limited.

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes to editors

  1. 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. 
  2. There are 25 London Assembly Members - twelve Labour, eight GLA Conservatives, two Green Party, two UKIP and one Liberal Democrat member.
  3. Questions put to the Mayor by the Assembly Members cover the full range of his responsibilities including policing, the fire service, regeneration and transport.
  4. Questions from Assembly Members that are not answered at the meeting are given written answers which are published on the GLA’s website within a week of the meeting.
  5. Full agenda papers including a list of priority questions.

For media enquiries, please contact Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officerNon-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.