Real powers for London (Supplementary) [4]

Session date: 
April 28, 2004
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

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I would be interested to hear you expand that argument. Certainly for my residents in Redbridge and Havering, this looks like another mechanism to increase their council tax bills, and yet the money would be spent in other boroughs where you would say the need is greater. They see higher bills and worse services, and they see exactly the same mechanism repeated which you have brought into play on a London-wide basis.

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Answer for Real powers for London (Supplementary) [4]

Answer for Real powers for London (Supplementary) [4]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I think that would not be a problem, particularly if we also had a system of proportional representation so that parties had to negotiate and share power. If your party could come out for that you would not have this worry about whether we are going to win it all or they are going to win it all. Look how well we work together here!