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Coming up next week at the London Assembly: week commencing 14/11/2016

11 November 2016



Tuesday 15 November
May 2016 London Elections 

Election Review Panel

The Election Review Panel will publish its report into the May 2016 London elections. 

It proposes recommendations on improving the transparency of the e-counting system, addressing voter confusion, delayed results, polling station problems and whether the Mayoral and London Assembly elections in 2020 should be moved.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Wednesday 16 November
Violence Against Women and Girls 

Police and Crime Committee

  • Reports of violence against women and girls in London are rising, putting pressure on police and support services.
  • Successful criminal justice outcomes for rape and sexual offences are falling.

The Police and Crime Committee will publish a summary of its findings after hearing evidence on: the reasons for the rise in violence against women and girls, the support available to victims and the ways in which organisations are working to prevent it.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603




Tuesday 15 November
Reviewing the London Plan 
Planning Committee – 10:00am in Committee Room 5

The Planning Committee will discuss planning and housing proposals set out in the Mayor’s consultation document ‘A City for all Londoners’ ahead of a new London Plan. How will the Mayor accommodate good growth within London? The guests are:

  • Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Greater London Authority (GLA)
  • James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, GLA
  • John Lett, Strategic Planning Manager, GLA
  • Elliot Lipton, Managing Director, First Base
  • Dan Epstein, Consultant Director of Sustainability, Useful Projects

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067


Wednesday 16 November
Mayor’s Question Time  

10:00am in the Chamber

During the penultimate Mayor’s Question Time of 2016, London Assembly Members will question Mayor Sadiq Khan on‎ the following topics and more:

  • The Night Czar appointment process
  • Premiership Football Clubs paying the London Living Wage
  • Private Hire Vehicles operating outside Greater London
  • Delivering healthy streets

MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Bell on 020 7983 4228


Thursday 17 November
Q & A with MOPAC and the Met 

Police and Crime Committee – 10:00am in The Chamber

In his last appearance in front of the Police and Crime Committee, the Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will answer questions alongside the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime about Lord Toby Harris’ report, London's Preparedness to Respond to a Major Terrorist Incident and Sir Richard Henriques’ review of the Met’s handling of historic sexual offence allegations made against public figures, including Operation Midland.

The guests are:

  • Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)
  • Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
  • Martin Hewitt, Assistant Commissioner, MPS


MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603


Thursday 17 November
Teacher recruitment and retention   

Education Panel – 2:00pm in The Chamber

The Education Panel will examine the increasing challenge of training and retaining teachers and the costs for schools in terms of both recruitment and the supply of temporary teaching staff.  The guests are:

  • Martin Powell-Davies, Regional Secretary, London National Union of Teachers
  • Martin Lavelle, London Regional Lead, Teaching Schools Council
  • Catherine Smith, London and South East representative, United Learning
  • Karen Wespieser, Head of Impact, National Foundation for Educational Research
  • Caroline Boswell, Head of Education and Youth, GLA

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.