Boris Johnson announces new Chief of Staff

MOPAC is to move some of its staff to CIty Hall at a cost of £1.5m.  Photo: MayorWatch

Wandsworth council leader Edward Lister has been named as Boris Johnson’s new Chief of Staff and planning advisor following last week’s news of Sir Simon Milton’s death. Mr Lister, who has been leader of Wandsworth since 1992, will have responsibility for the Mayor’s budgets and will oversee City Hall’s relationships with London’s boroughs.

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