LEPs and Governance

MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your answer to 2014/5934 you focus on perceived problems with the governance of the LDA. This is a red herring - as with the LEP a range of stakeholders is required in any such board and the primary decisions will always reside in the Mayor's office. This does however highlight a deficiency with the LEP Board structure. Can you list the members of the London LEP Board, the organisations or 'constituencies' they represent and any 'gaps' you perceive to exist in this membership?


Answer for LEPs and Governance

Answer for LEPs and Governance

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A list of the members of the LEP and associated biographies can be found online at lep.london/about/members. The current membership includes three borough Leaders (who are appointed by London Councils to represent the views of all London's boroughs), 10 business sector representatives, representatives from higher education and further education, and six representatives from the GLA Group (as well as myself as Chairman). This is clearly a very broad representational basis for the Panel.

The outcome of the recent review of LEP governance (including membership) will be published shortly. Whilst this review shows that I am always keen to seek continuous improvements in our operations, I do not share your views about an apparent structural deficiency.