London’s Mayor at 20

Join us to mark the launch of our new book co-written with Professor Tony Travers, ‘London’s Mayor at 20: Governing a global city in the 21st century’.

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This year London’s Mayor and London Assembly turned 20. The book, released to mark this anniversary, combines expert analysis with first-hand testimony from those closely involved in the mayoralty’s operation to date. It appraises the mayoralty’s strengths and weaknesses across the range of policy areas for which it is responsible.

At a time of great uncertainty for the future of the mayoralty, its autonomy, and its relationship with central government, both the book and this event will look at how the role of Mayor of London has evolved over its 20-year lifespan, and where it might go next.

Introduced by Centre for London’s Jack Brown, and chaired by Professor Tony Travers, our speakerswill discuss the successes and challenges of London’s mayoralty to date, and what might come next for the capital, its people, and its governance.

Introduction: Jack Brown, Research Manager, Centre for London

Chair: Tony Travers, Director, LSE London
Nicky Gavron, London Assembly Member
Bharat Mehta CBE, Chief Executive, Trust for London
The Baroness Valentine, Backbencher, House of Lords

The panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.