London and the Prime Minister

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Has Tony Blair been good for London?


Answer for London and the Prime Minister

Answer for London and the Prime Minister

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Tony Blair's greatest gift to London has been the restoration of city-wide strategic government, helping the capital secure its place as a leading world city.Londoners have also benefited from falling unemployment, investment in education, childcare and health, and the minimum wage along with increased rights to maternity and paternity leave. Londoners have welcomed the repealing of Section 28, the introduction of civil partnerships and other equalities legislation.The important role that the Prime Minister played in securing the Olympics for London should be recognised, as should his efforts in promoting action on climate change globally, including his part in negotiating the Kyoto Protocol.