The New AssemblyOn May 5th, Londoners chose their new London Assembly. The largest group is Labour with 12 Members, followed by the Conservatives with eight, the Green party with two, UKIP with two and the Liberal Democrats with one. 14 Committees have been formed and public meetings began again on the 13th May, when Tony Arbour AM was appointed Assembly Chairman. Tony has written a blog listing the 10 things new Assembly Members need to know about City Hall.
Saturday 25 June 2016 is Armed Forces Day. On Monday 20 June at 10.00am Assembly Chairman Tony Arbour AM joined the Mayor and representatives of the Armed Forces to raise the Armed Forces Flag to mark the start of the week of celebrations.
37 per cent of HIV cases in London are diagnosed late (2,984 out of 8,067 cases in 2012-14). In June the Health Committeediscussed HIV awareness in the capital and the barriers that prevent people taking HIV tests and being diagnosed.
Housing issues dominated the recent Mayoral election debates. New Deputy Mayor for Housing, James Murray, faced the Housing Committee on 7th June; where he was asked how he plans to fulfil the Mayor’s campaign pledges about housebuilding and tenants’ rights.
In his transport manifesto, the Mayor of London committed to pedestrianising one of the world’s busiest streets. In June, theTransport Committee discussed how the Mayor can fulfil this manifesto commitment and identified the implications for road users and retailers.