Doocey elected as Assembly Chair

Dee Doocey has been elected as Chair of the London Assembly
Liberal Democrat Assembly Member Dee Doocey has been elected as the Chair of the London Assembly for the coming year with Labour’s Jennette Arnold re-elected as Deputy Chair.

The pair were elected at this morning’s Assembly AGM by a majority of AMs, with the Assembly Conservative group proposing Andrew Boff and Victoria Borwick for the positions.

Speaking after her election Doocey said: “I am honoured that my colleagues have chosen me to lead the Assembly for the year ahead. I will do my utmost to justify their confidence in handing me this additional opportunity to serve Londoners. I am also proud to be the first Irish person to Chair the London Assembly.”

Doocey told AMs that she would be meeting with the Mayor to request that he delivered “clear and concise answers” to their questions.

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Assembly Members also selected chair’s of the Assembly committees and subcommittees:

Audit Panel:
Roger Evans (Chair) – Cons
Navin Shah (Deputy Chair) – Lab
Richard Barnbrook – BNP
Mike Tuffrey – Lib Dem

Budget and Performance Committee:
John Biggs (Chair) – Lab
Mike Tuffrey (Deputy Chair) – Lib Dem
Gareth Bacon – Cons
Andrew Boff – Cons
Roger Evans – Cons
Darren Johnson – Green
Murad Qureshi – Lab
Valerie Shawcross – Lab
Richard Tracey – Cons

Business Management and Administration Committee:
Jennette Arnold (Chair) – Lab
Caroline Pidgeon – (Deputy Chair) Lib Dem
Tony Arbour – Cons
Richard Barnes – Cons
John Biggs – Lab
Brian Coleman – Cons
Len Duvall – Lab
Roger Evans – Cons
Darren Johnson – Green

Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee:
Len Duvall (Chair) – Lab
Dee Doocey (Deputy Chair) – Lib Dem
Tony Arbour – Cons
John Biggs – Lab
Andrew Boff – Cons
Victoria Borwick – Cons

Environment Committee:
Darren Johnson (Chair) – Green
Murad Qureshi ( Deputy Chair) – Lab
Gareth Bacon – Cons
James Cleverly – Cons
Roger Evans – Cons
Nicky Gavron – Lab
Mike Tuffrey – Lib Dem

Health and Public Services Committee:
James Cleverly (Chair) – Cons
Navin Shah (Deputy Chair) – Lab
Richard Barnbrook – BNP
Richard Barnes – Cons
Andrew Boff – Cons
Nicky Gavron – Lab

Planning and Housing Committee:
Nicky Gavron (Chair) – Lab
Jenny Jones (Deputy Chair) – Green
Tony Arbour – Cons
Gareth Bacon – Cons
Andrew Boff – Cons
Steve O’Connell – Cons
Navin Shah – Lab
Mike Tuffrey – Lib Dem

Transport Committee:
Valerie Shawcross (Chair) – Lab
Caroline Pidgeon (Deputy Chair) – Lib Dem
Victoria Borwick – Cons
James Cleverly – Cons
Jenny Jones – Green
Joanne McCartney – Lab
Steve O’Connell – Cons
Murad Qureshi – Lab
Richard Tracey – Cons