Former London Assembly Chair Jennette Arnold has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours list for her services to local government and the community in London.
Arnold, who is currently Deputy Chair of the Assembly, was first elected to the Assembly in May 2000 as a Londonwide member. She currently represents the North East constituency which includes Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest.
London Mayor Boris Johnson offered Arnold his “warm congratulations” on the award and said she had been “rightly recognised for her distinctive contribution to London politics.”
The Mayor also congratulated London Development Agency chief executive Peter Rogers who has been knighted for services to local government.
Johnson said he was “particularly grateful to him for his ongoing work at the London Developement Agency in identifying and clearing up the problems of the past.”