The London Assembly will meet tomorrow to consider Boris Johnson’s proposed appointment of Metropolitan Police Authority deputy Chairman Kit Malthouse to the role of Chair.
The nomination of Malthouse follows the Mayor’s decision in January to step down from the role despite an election vow chair the MPA and not to “shrug my shoulders and pass the buck” over the capital’s policing challenges.
At tomorrow’s meeting AMs will question Malthouse in consideration of four “key areas”:
– Whether the candidate is qualified for the position
– Whether the candidate has the time and capacity for the position
– Whether the candidate is fit (independent and impartial) for the position
– The main responsibilities of the post and the key issues facing the MPA
Following the hearing, the Committee will make a non-binding recommendation to the Mayor as to whether they agree or reject the proposed appointment.
The hearing will take place on Tuesday, 23 February from 3.30pm in the Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1) and is open to the public. It will also be webcast via the london.gov.uk website.