Mayor's Meetings with Borough Leaders

MQT on 2002-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2002
Question By: 
Eric Ollerenshaw
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many Borough leaders has the Mayor met since the start of the year and can he specify from which Boroughs they were from?



Answer for Mayor's Meetings with Borough Leaders

Answer for Mayor's Meetings with Borough Leaders

Answered By: 
The Mayor

· I have met with eight London Borough Leaders since the beginning of the year.· I met with a delegation of cross-party borough leaders, led by Sir Robin Wales from the Association of London Government on 8 January. The delegation also included Cllr Steve Hitchins, Leader of the London Borough of Islington.· I met with Cllr. Michael Tickner, Leader of the London Borough of Bromley, on 18 January· I met with Cllr. Ann John, Leader of the London Borough of Brent, on 19 February· I met with Cllr. Simon Milton, Leader of the City of Westminster, on 29 April· I met with Cllr. Merrick Cockell, Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, on 3 May· I met with Cllr Maureen O'Mara (on behalf of Chris Roberts, the Leader of the London Borough of Greenwich) on 26 April together with the deputy mayor of Lewisham, Cllr Gavin Moore and Steve Bullock (the then prospective candidate for the mayoralty of Lewisham).In addition to these meetings, I have instigated a programme of high level, one to one meetings with the boroughs' chief executives and their management teams. Led by the Mayor's office, these meetings are attended by my Senior Mayoral Advisor, the Chief Executive, lead officers and representatives from the functional bodies. We have met with 23 of the 33 Boroughs on this basis and meetings with all the remaining boroughs have been confirmed through to August of this year. The programme is intended to be a continuous cycle to ensure we maintain this effective and progressive method of dialogue. .