Mayor Sadiq Khan has named Tom Copley, a Labour member of the London Assembly, as his new Deputy Mayor for Housing.
Copley, a long-time campaigner for additional and high quality housing, succeeds James Murray who left the post to successfully contend the Ealing North seat at last month’s General Election.
Announcing the appointment Mr Khan said: “I’m looking forward to Tom joining our team in the vital role of Deputy Mayor for Housing.
“As chair of the Assembly Housing committee Tom has become a leading voice in housing policy across the UK, and has rightly earned his reputation as a relentless campaigner for the rights of council tenants and those renting in the private rented sector.”
Tom Copley said: “I’m delighted to have been asked by Sadiq Khan to take up the role of Deputy Mayor for Housing.”
“The housing and homelessness crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing our city. Our goal should be a city where everyone has access to a decent home that they can afford.
“I will work together with London’s councils, housing associations, homelessness charities and housing campaigners towards achieving that goal.”