Appointment to LFEPA (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3194
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given that your appointment of borough representatives on LFEPA is supposed to reflect political proportionality are you going to replace Cllr Betty Evans-Jacas (who was appointed as a Labour representative but has since defected to the Conservatives) with a new representative in order to ensure proportionality?

Answer

Answer for Appointment to LFEPA (1)

Answer for Appointment to LFEPA (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA Act is very clear on this point - my appointments to LFEPA must reflect the balance of the parties at the time the appointment is made. This applied in June 2008 and June 2009 and will apply again in June 2010 and June 2011. The Act is also clear that a change in the balance of the parties during the period of the appointment is not a legitimate ground on which to terminate an appointment.