Ray Lewis

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-07-16
Session date: 
July 16, 2008
Reference: 
2008/1591
Question By: 
Richard Barnbrook
Organisation: 
British National Party
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can the Mayor confirm how he knows Ray Lewis and who recommended his appointment?

Answer

Answer for Ray Lewis

Answer for Ray Lewis

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I got to know Ray during the election, as I was particularly interested in his unique approach to helping kids out of crime into fulfilling lives. I will never be a Mayor that rejects good ideas and new approaches, and that is basis upon which I appointed him. I am disappointed that Ray had to resign, but I do not believe that we should take a risk adverse approach when trying to deal with deep social problems.