Since the mayoralty came into existence there’s never been a board meeting where the views and needs of Londoners weren’t represented around the table and, because they have to be signed off by the board, when big ticket spending decisions are made.
According to official Transport for London figures, mini cab numbers are growing more than 1,000 each month and there are concerns that a continued rise could see their numbers increase from 78,690 today to 105,000 over the next two years.
One of Labour’s most senior and longest-serving London Assembly members has announced she’s stepping down at the next election. Val Shawcross has represented Lambeth and Southwark constituency on the Assembly since being elected at the inaugural City Hall elections in 2000.
Stephen Greenhalgh, the most senior Conservative politician to declare an interest in contesting next year’s Mayoral election, says he can retain City Hall for the Conservatives despite Labour emerging from last week’s general election with a majority of London MPs.