London Elections 2008
Elections for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly will be held on 1st May 2008. Here are some useful links for further information about the elections, the political parties and their candidates.
The Mayor of London
The Mayor of London controls a budget of £9 billion and is primarily responsible for transport services, police, fire services and promoting London's economy. The Mayor is a spokesperson for the city who represents London at home and abroad.
The Mayor is NOT responsible for council housing, schools, social services, hospitals, street cleaning, council tax or parking fines.
The London Assembly
The London Assembly is made up of 25 Members who are elected by Londoners. 11 of the Members represent the whole of the capital and 14 are elected to represent constituencies – which are made up of two to four London boroughs.
The role of the Assembly is to examining the Mayor's strategies, decisions and actions and to investigate issues that are important to Londoners. The Assembly represents Londoners on three key organisations: the Metropolitan Police Authority, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and the London Development Agency.
More about the election and how London is governed:
Political parties and individual candidates:
last updated: 20/05/2008 at 14:19