Big Society / Localism

MQT on 2011-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2011
Question By: 
Richard Barnbrook
British National Party
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In the London Councils booklet 'Engaging London Communities' Tony Travers who was commissioned to write the report asserts that in London, Parishes may not be the vehicle for delivering Localism because of its 'heterogeneous make up'. Do you agree with his assertion and do you think London will find it difficult to engage at parish level because there are too many varied cultures with differing priorities?


Answer for Big Society / Localism

Answer for Big Society / Localism

Answered By: 
The Mayor

From its foundation, London has always been an international city and it is a huge part of its strength that it continues to be. The Government's localist agenda is to be welcomed and, it is up to individual communities, through their own councils, on whether to deliver that through parishes or not.