London Borough of Culture

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3814
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Camden New Journal is reporting Camden is "a shoo- in" and "red hot favourite" to be named London Borough of Culture. Is this yet another case of the Mayor being Mayor for all Londoners so long as they vote Labour?

Answer

Answer for London Borough of Culture

Answer for London Borough of Culture

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No.

Many boroughs have launched a campaign to become the London Borough of Culture. These campaigns include a wide range of events and promotions which have been profiled through local press and social media platforms. We are encouraging all London boroughs to compete for the title and we are delighted to see local authorities actively canvassing support and interest in their boroughs, as they develop their bids.

My Culture team is meeting with every borough to support them in exploring opportunities. The winning boroughs will be scored and assessed against a set of rigorous criteria, which are publicly available.