James Murray

New Deputy Mayor for Housing faces Committee

06 June 2016

This meeting took place on 7 June 2016. Read the transcript here.

Housing issues dominated the recent Mayoral election debates, and the Deputy Mayor for Housing will be one of the most high profile roles in the new administration.

Tomorrow, in its first meeting since the election, the London Assembly Housing Committee will question ‎James Murray, the newly appointed Deputy Mayor for Housing.

This session will examine how Mr. Murray plans to fulfil the Mayor’s campaign pledges about housing; particularly examining how the administration intends to increase the pace of housebuilding in London. Other topics to be covered include:

  • What plans the Mayor has for private tenants’ rights;
  • How the Mayor will ensure enough affordable homes are built to meet London’s growing need; and
  • What support the boroughs will need to secure accommodation for homeless households.

The Committee will also hear from David Lunts, Executive Director, Housing and Land, GLA.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 7 June 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 and the meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes to editors

  1. Andrew Boff AM, Chair of the Housing Committee, is available for interviews. See contact details below.
  2. Read the agenda and meeting papers here.
  3. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Ben Walker on 020 7983 5769.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.