Labour MP Kate Hoey has agreed to take an unpaid position in Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s administration as Commissioner for Sport.
A former Minister for Sport, Ms Hoey’s role will be focussed on increasing grass roots sport participation. City Hall says she will work closely with the London Development Agency on the London Legacy Plan for Sport but will not represent the Mayor on the Board of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.
Mayor Johnson said he was “absolutely delighted to be able to announce that Kate is going to be helping me to rebuild sport provision in London. She made it perfectly clear that she cares deeply about providing young people in London with access to good sports facilities.”
Ms Hoey said “Londoners deserve the best sporting facilities possible and opportunities for all to participate. I am particularly keen to see that the power of sport be used to change the lives of our young people. Sport crosses all political divides and I happy to play my part.”