London needs a full time Mayor

Wednesday 6 August 2014
 

London needs a full time Mayor

Commenting on Boris Johnson's intention to seek a return to Parliament in 2015, Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said: "It is disappointing that the Mayor has announced his intention to run for Parliament next year.  London business needs and deserves a Mayor giving their undivided attention to the problems facing the capital.

"Solving the chronic undersupply of housing that is pricing out skilled workers, delivering a reliable, frequent and expansive transport network fit for a thriving global city, and fighting for the capital to have more autonomy over its own finances and economic future is a full time job."

ENDS

Media contact:       
Emma Christie
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NOTES TO EDITOR:

  1. London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital's largest and most representative business organisation, with members ranging in size from multi-national companies to SMEs and sole traders.
  2. Colin Stanbridge is available for further comment and interview.