London is Open

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3535
Question By: 
Peter Whittle
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I was delighted to learn that your campaign to persuade the world that London is open has attracted the support of Formula One driver Jenson Button, but wouldn't his support of this campaign make more sense if he lived in London, rather than Monaco?

Answer

Answer for London is Open

Answer for London is Open

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The purpose of my London Is Open campaign is to show that London is united and open to the world, following the EU referendum. Why would the campaign then discriminate against someone who lives outside of London?

I am delighted that former Formula 1 World Champion, Jenson Button, chose to support my campaign, alongside many other Formula 1 legends from across the world, such as Felipe Massa (Brazil), Daniel Ricciardo (Australia), Sebastian Vettel (Germany) and Fernando Alonso (Spain).