The Future of Leyton Orient Football Club

MQT on 2011-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2011
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In light of the fact that a judicial review has been granted to examine the processes by which West Ham was awarded the Olympic Stadium, Leyton Orient Fans Trust and Leyton Orient Supporters Club are asking you to treat their club with the even-handedness they expect from their Mayor, and to re examine whether the 'relevant' football authorities' that you refer to in question 1119/2011 were correct in their assessment of the impact of West Ham moving into the Olympic Stadium on Leyton Orient. It seems to the fans of Leyton Orient that in your decision to endorse the Olympic Park Legacy's Company's recommendation you have taken the football authorities 'approval in principal' as an article of faith. Are you prepared to re-examine this approval in principle and reconsider your endorsement?


Answer for The Future of Leyton Orient Football Club

Answer for The Future of Leyton Orient Football Club

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Leyton Orient has not pursued their application to the High Court to judicially review my decision of 2 March 2011. I do not intend to reconsider that decision.