London Assembly member Roger Evans has been appointed as Deputy Mayor of London following the selection of current deputy Victoria Borwick as parliamentary candidate for Kensington.
Mrs Borwick has served in the role since Boris Johnson’s re-election as Mayor in 2012 and has represented the Mayor and capital at hundreds of public and private events. She will step down on May 13th when Mr Evans completes his term as London Assembly Chair and is free to take up his new role.
Evans has served on the Assembly since the inaugural elections in 2000 and has served as both its deputy chair and chair.
As Deputy Mayor for London he would take over City Hall should Mr Johnson vacate the Mayoralty following his re-entry to parliament at the General Election.
Boris Johnson said: “Over the last three years Victoria has made the role her own, delivering tirelessly for London, for Londoners and for me.
“I’m enormously grateful to her, and confident Roger will take over the baton with equal dedication and drive, as we seek to continue to bring the jobs, housing and transport infrastructure we need to equip London for the next 50 years.”
Mr Evans said: “Since I arrived at King’s Cross in 1987 our city has changed and improved beyond recognition.
“In particular the last seven years under Boris Johnson have seen falling crime, improvements to public transport and impressive new projects culminating in the stunning Olympic Games. This is a great time to be a Londoner.
“For so many people London is a city of opportunities – a city of dreams. There is nowhere else like London – it is a great privilege to play a part in leading our city.”