A leading London Assembly Member is joining reservists across London today (Wednesday) in marking Uniform to Work Day by ditching normal work clothes in favour of their military uniforms.
Conservative Assembly Member James Cleverly, a Major in the Territorial Army with nearly 20 years service, will be wearing his uniform when he joins colleagues on the Assembly’s Health and Public Services Committee and Business Management and Administration Committee (BMAC) for their meetings.
Both meetings, which are open to the public, will be held at City Hall and take place at 10am and 2pm respectively.
Speaking ahead of the meetings Cleverly said: “It is going to feel a little strange sitting in London Assembly meetings in my military gear but I promised fellow Assembly Members that I won’t come armed.
“I hope Uniform to Work Day will provide an chance to build on the tremendous support the public traditionally show our armed forces, both regular and reserves.”
Cleverly’s participation in Uniform to Work Day has the backing of London Assembly Chair Jennette Arnold who said: “If you see a man or woman in uniform today I urge you to take this opportunity to show your support and thank them for their service.”
Arnold said AMs from all parties would be “delighted to see James in his uniform at City Hall today.”
In 2007 BMAC committed the Greater London Authority to support present and future employees in the Reserve Forces.