Your London Assembly Member

The Assembly holds the Mayor and Mayoral advisers to account by publicly examining policies and programmes through committee meetings, plenary sessions, site visits and investigations. The Mayor should respond to Assembly motions and formal recommendations. In addition, the Assembly questions the Mayor ten times a year at Mayor’s Question Time. Assembly meeting are open to the public so Londoners can stay informed about the activities of the Mayor and the Assembly can publicly review their performance. The Mayor must also consult Assembly Members before producing statutory strategies and the multi-billion pound budget for the GLA Group. The Assembly can reject the Mayor’s strategies and amend the draft budget if a majority of two-thirds agree to do so. As well as examining the Mayor’s actions and decisions, Assembly Members act as champions for Londoners by investigating issues that are important to the capital - from improving the economy to how to tackle alcohol misuse by young Londoners. Assembly investigations are carried out by cross-party committees which cover vital areas like transport, policing, housing and planning, the economy, health and the environment. The Assembly can press for changes to national, Mayoral or local policy. Barnet residents are represented by the Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden. Further details about the work of the London Assembly can be accessed via www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do