London’s boroughs are calling for next Mayor of London to work closely with them and to “make the most of local expertise” in tackling the capital’s problems.
London Councils, the body which represents the capital’s 33 local authorities, has set out a number of issues local and City-wide government can co-operate on.
Proposals include working together “to continue to make the case for a fair allocation of resources to London, in the face of competing demands”.
The Governing London Towards 2016 document also calls on Mayoral candidates to endorse calls for future powers to be devolved “into joint bodies or boards” rather than City Hall alone.
Mayor Jules Pipe, chair of London Councils, said: “The Mayor of London and the capital’s 33 councils working together over the next four years can generate valuable social and economic improvements for Londoners. We need to get that partnership right, and get decision-making down to the right level.
“Whoever is elected Mayor should join us in working in a way that gets the best for Londoners. In these tough times it is important that we explore every opportunity to align our resources and to tackle problems in a joined-up way, to bring benefits and avoid wasteful duplication.”