Press Conferences

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3395
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given your love of media exposure, why do you not hold regular open press conferences?

Answer

Answer for Press Conferences

Answer for Press Conferences

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am available to the media around three times a week as I make visits to all parts of London. I have also done countless in-depth interviews and profiles with the national media, as well as detailed questioning on specific issues and live phone-ins with the public. I have also done hundreds of interviews with regional, local, BME, faith and gay media.

A weekly press conference would reduce my availability only to the media who are inclined and can afford to send journalists every week to City Hall. Any journalist can always find me out and about on visits in the Capital.