Old Oak Common MDC (Board Composition)

MQT on 2016-05-25
Session date: 
May 25, 2016
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given the grave concerns expressed by the Boroughs to his predecessor over the perceived lack of democratic accountability, will the Mayor revisit the composition of the Old Oak Common Mayoral Development Corporation Board, and ensure that Boroughs obtain greater representation on an equal footing with the disproportionate membership by the transport and infrastructure organisations?


Answer for Old Oak Common MDC (Board Composition)

Answer for Old Oak Common MDC (Board Composition)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

When the MDC was established in April 2015, the decision was taken to invite key stakeholders to sit on the corporation's board.  Prior to the election, the Board had 14 Members, representing:

              Greater London Authority                                                                      2

              London Borough of Brent                                                                      1

              London Borough of Ealing                                                                      1

              London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham                                          1

Department for Transport                                                                      1

              Department for Communities & Local Government                            1

              High Speed 2 Ltd                                                                                    2

              Network Rail Ltd                                                                                    1

              Park Royal businesses                                                                                    1

              Old Oak residents                                                                                    1

Others                                                                                                                2


As the OPDC has been in existence for 14 months, it is timely that I ask the new Chair of the Board, when appointed, to review the Board composition with a view to ensuring that my priorities are delivered over the course of the next four years.