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Coming up next week at the London Assembly: week commencing 06/02/2017

03 February 2017

EVENT:

Thursday 9 February
Chairman’s Event – Celebrating the volunteer leaders of London’s uniformed youth organisations 
London’s Living Room – 6:30-9:00pm

The Chairman of the London Assembly, Tony Arbour AM will host a celebration event to recognise the work of the volunteers who keep London’s uniformed youth organisations running. Come rain or shine their dedication helps deliver 4 million hours of activities per year. There will be speeches from:

  • Tony Arbour AM, Chairman of the London Assembly
  • Shaun Bailey AM, London-wide Assembly Member
  • Flight Lieutenant Gary Goodger, Air Training Corps
  • Cadets from the Fire Cadets and the Army Cadet Force

MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

 

PUBLIC MEETINGS:

Wednesday 8 February
Plenary 
London Economic Action Partnership - 10:00am in The Chamber

At a full meeting of the London Assembly, Members will put questions to the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP).

The guests are:

  • Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills
  • Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business
  • Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director - Development, Enterprise & Environment

Following this, Assembly Members will submit motions on various topics.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067

 

Thursday 9 February
Electoral fraud 
Police and Crime Committee -
10:00am in The Chamber

The Police and Crime Committee will investigate the apparent difficulties involved in tackling election fraud and malpractice in London. The meeting will focus on how the police can best secure the necessary evidence to proceed to prosecution. 

Part One: Tackling allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice

  • Commander Stuart Cundy, Special Enquiry Team (SET), Metropolitan Police
  • Robin Merrett, Head of Operational Oversight, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
  • Claire Basset, Chief Executive, Electoral Commission
  • Nick Vamos, Head of Special Crime, Crown Prosecution Service

Part Two: Case study - the 2014 Tower Hamlets Mayoral election

  • Sir Ken Knight CBE QFSM, Tower Hamlets Commissioner, Tower Hamlets Council
  • Mayor John Biggs, Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets
  • Councillor Peter Golds CBE, Tower Hamlets Council
  • Francis Hoar, Barrister, Field Court Chambers

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

 

Thursday 9 February
National Funding Formula for schools
Education Panel -
2:00pm in The Chamber

The Education Panel will examine the Government’s plans for a new National Funding Formula and its likely impact on London’s schools. The guests are:

  • Councillor Claire Kober, Haringey Council and Chair of London Councils
  • Valentine Mulholland, Head of Policy, National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)
  • Elizabeth Wolverson,  Director, School Support Services, London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS)
  • Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603

 

For more information, please contact the media team on 020 7983 4283.  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.