Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has published his seventh annual report in which he sets out “the successes and challenges of the past year that have contributed towards achieving the vision of London as a leading, sustainable, world city.”
Publication of the annual report is a requirement of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 which established the office of Mayor of London.
Mr Livingstone said the past year has seen London “get safer” adding “Last month figures were released that showed that for the fourth consecutive year there has been a fall in crime in the capital- the lowest level for eight years.”
On the issue of public transport, likely to be a key part of his re-election campaign in 2008, the Mayor said the capital “has been made more accessible with the completion of free travel for children up to the age of 18 on buses and trams, saving families up to £350 for each child every year.”
Issues raised in the annual report will be discussed at the Mayor’s statutory State of London Debate on Saturday 12th May at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London SW1P 3EE.
Registration for the Debate is free, but places are limited. Those wishing to attend can register at www.london.gov.uk/stateoflondon