Mayor backs ‘Twitter troll’ Night Czar despite offensive tweets and bizarre tax arrangements

– Sadiq Khan admits he ‘would not endorse or condone’ Amy Lamé posts – Refuses to be criticised on third-party payment The Mayor of London has reiterated his backing for controversial Night Czar Amy Lamé despite her ‘gratuitously offensive’ tweets and questionable tax affairs. At Mayor’s Question Time, Sadiq Khan admitted he ‘would not endorse or condone’ many of her most offensive online comments but…

Compulsory Living Wage would cost London businesses £612m

– This yearly wage bill is equivalent to 32k hospitality jobs in the Capital – Use small business tax cuts to boost wages without the need for sackings Making the London Living Wage compulsory would cost London’s businesses £611.8m every year, the equivalent of 32,287 jobs in the hospitality sector.¹ GLA Conservative Tony Arbour, who calculated the figures, is calling for wages to be raised…

London needs to tap into £94bn oil and gas industry to create 46k jobs

Local geographic area has 4.4bn barrels of shale oil, which could bring £93.7bn to London’s economy London is on the doorstep of one of the country’s most promising new areas for oil and gas exploration. There could be £93.7bn of oil within the Weald Basin,1 a geographic region directly south of London, spanning from Kent to Dorset, according to new estimates from GLA Conservative Tony…

One person hospitalised by London’s buses every day

London: 86 people have been hospitalised by bus collisions in just three months, working out to one hospitalisation a day.¹ Bosses at Transport for London have released the figures in response to specific recommendations in the report ‘Clear Road Ahead: Bus collisions and the need for transparency’.²

Tony Arbour discusses London's choice with Heathrow Third Runway Referendums

Tony Arbour AM, the London Assembly Member for South West London, has called on Mayor Boris Johnson to support Heathrow Third Runway Referendums. AM Arbour was given Mayor Boris Johnsons support at the September 19th 2012 Mayors Question Time of referendums in every London borough on whether a 3rd runway should be built at Heathrow. Richmond Council has already announced their intention to hold a…

MQT Question List: Sept 2012

The following are the questions the GLA Conservatives will be asking at this months Mayor's Question Time (MQT). The MQT will be held on September 19th, so stay tuned for the live coverage starting at 10am, via the groups Twitter stream. There will also be video summaries made by the GLA Conservative Assembly Members after the event via the groups Youtube Channel.     Squatting…

June 2012 MQT Summary

Today the GLA Conservative Assembly Members Questioned the Mayor on a range of questions from Suburban Rail to Heathrow Expansion. The Mayor agreed with our Members on a great deal of issues, but also this gave our Members a chance to expand London's and their own knowledge of these topics. This is a MQT Summary in progress as it takes a couple of days for…