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  London, city, England. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Greater London includes the area of the former county of London, most of the former county of Middlesex, and areas that were formerly in Surrey, Kent, Essex, and Hertfordshire.
Medieval London saw the foundation of the Inns of Court and the construction of Westminster Abbey.
During the Victorian era, London acquired tremendous prestige as the capital of the British Empire and as a cultural and intellectual center.
www.bartleby.com /65/lo/LondonEng.html   (1530 words)

 Greater London Authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This current organisation to some extent replaces the Greater London Council (1965-1986), which was abolished by Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher on grounds of alleged inefficiency, but also because elected Labour Party members were commonly in the majority, and in particular because of Livingstone's then radical populist policies and spending on social programmes.
One of the primary purposes of the London Assembly is to hold the Mayor of London to account, and to scrutinise their actions and decisions.
The Greater London Authority should be distinguished from the Corporation and Lord Mayor of the City of London, which only control the square mile of the city, London's chief financial centre.
kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Greater_London_Authority   (511 words)

 London Assembly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The London Assembly is also the only elected body to provide independent monitoring of the Mayor's provision of transport in the capital.
For example, Assembly Members were successful in persuading the Mayor to delay the introduction of Congestion Charging until the technology was thoroughly tested and extra staff were employed to handle queries; these recommendations contributed to one of the smoothest start-ups of any public sector initiative for many years.
Assembly Members, also sit on the board of the London Development Agency, which works with business to sustain and improve the capital as a business centre and increase economic opportunities for Londoners.
www.veritasparty.com /html/body_london_assembly.html   (583 words)

 London Green Party  
Green Party Assembly Member Jenny Jones, has renewed her call for 20mph to be the standard speed limit on residential roads in London, following a MORI survey* commissioned by the Mayor of London, showing that: 60 per cent of people supported the introduction of a 20mph speed limit on residential streets.
The Greens on the London Assembly have welcomed Bob Kiley's view that the use of tags in cars could allow congestion charging to be used to unclog the north and south circular, and other London pinch points within a few years.
The Green Party members of the London Assembly were one of the main groups who formally objected to the Mayor's plans to build the Thames Gateway Bridge and have therefore welcomed the decision by the Secretary of State to call in the application.
www.london.greenparty.org.uk   (1178 words)

 Race 4 City Hall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
JLGC is the London office of the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), which represents all tiers of government in Japan and enjoys its 15th anniversary this year.
Initial results for the London Assembly have shown one Labour loss and some votes taken away from the Tories by the UK Independence Party.
With London's ethnic minorities forming 25% of the electorate, Ken Livingstone is also seeking to maintain Labour's leading position among fl voters and used a visit to Old Compton Street to make a last minute pitch to gay voters in the capital.
race4cityhall.blogspot.com   (4215 words)

 Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority
London will celebrate Diwali, 'the festival of light', in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 16 October, from 4pm-8pm.
Black History Season celebrates the contributions of London’s African and Caribbean communities to the city's history.
www.london.gov.uk   (235 words)

 The London Assembly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
MRSA in London, a report of the Health and Public Services Committee, has been launched.
The London Assembly's review into bus driving standards examines why complaints related to the driver have increased so dramatically over the last four years and what could be done to halt this unwelcome trend.
On 11 October the Environment Committee considered the draft alterations to the London Plan policies on waste and minerals.
www.london.gov.uk /assembly/index.jsp   (230 words)

 Guardian | London assembly approves capital tax hike
The mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, was today given the go-ahead to add an extra £23 to the capital's average council tax bills to fund improvements in policing and transport.
The assembly last month threatened to use that power to force the mayor to radically cut back his initial budget proposals, which called for an increase of 35% in his share of the council tax - a hike of £53 on band D council tax, which covers homes of average value in the capital.
The assembly was split over the size of the mayor's budget, with Labour and the Liberal Democrats backing the 15% rise and the Conservatives calling for further cuts.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4355386-108186,00.html   (393 words)

 PJ Online | News: London Assembly to examine primary care and local needs in the capital
The assembly believes that this raises questions over the delivery of the NHS Plan and the effectiveness of the new structures in meeting local needs in the capital.
London Assembly member Elizabeth Howlett, who chairs the committee, said: "I hope that this scrutiny will not only indicate where we are now and what needs to be done, but more importantly, give Londoners the opportunity to have a say in the service they receive and provide a platform for sharing best practice."
London community pharmacist Bob Rihal said that he and his colleagues would welcome the chance to work with the assembly to ensure that all primary care stakeholders see this as an opportunity to work with PCTs to reform the delivery of primary care.
www.pharmj.com /Editorial/20020518/news/london.html   (319 words)

 intro pol doc - London Labour Party -
Londoners enjoy a vibrant, multi-cultural city, a worldwide leader in commerce, arts and sport working together Labour representatives will ensure that London maintains it’s world class status and that every Londoner benefits from the opportunities that are abundant in our nations capital city.
Labour’s vision for London is of a city where every Londoner has access to first class public services, a city of safe communities where power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few.
Our Labour Assembly members, who are not in a majority on the Assembly, have worked with the Mayor, other parties in the Assembly, the Labour Government and London local authorities in the best interests of Londoners.
www.london.labour.co.uk /ViewPage.cfm?Page=7556   (382 words)

 SocietyGuardian.co.uk | Local Government | London assembly wants tighter rein on Livingstone
London assembly members today called for stronger powers to hold the city's mayor to account as they rounded on Ken Livingstone over his call for the body to be scrapped.
Assembly members railed against the proposals at a meeting held today to discuss Mr Livingstone's proposals to extend his mayoral powers, and their own submission to government on the GLA's powers in the future.
John Biggs, Labour assembly member for City and East, said Labour members were opposed to the call for the assembly to be abolished.
society.guardian.co.uk /localgovt/news/0,8368,1590519,00.html   (664 words)

 London Mayor and Assembly
A New Labour controlled Assembly, ritualistically opposed to Livingstone, who was thrown out of the party when he chose to stand as an independent, could form part of an effective pincer movement with its allies in the national government to block his every policy initiative.
That attitude has to change if London is not to be let behind in the next millennium and the new Mayor, whoever he or she may be, will be in a great position to insist London stays at the telecom cutting edge.
Londoner's were cynically robbed of their city-wide democracy in the Thatcher 80s.
www.londonnet.co.uk /ln/talk/news/featureslonmayor.html   (9981 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | London | Road humps hamper police response
The study has been submitted to the London Assembly's transport committee, which is due to meet next week.
Transport for London has said in the past that road humps were a key factor in reducing fatalities on the roads.
But Brian Coleman, Conservative London Assembly Member, said: "We already know from the London Ambulance Service that so-called 'traffic calming' causes over 500 deaths a year in London alone, and now the police have confirmed it affects their response times too.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/london/3288795.stm   (348 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | London's assembly
Their dinner parties in London and their country house in Gloucestershire are a must for leading shadow ministers and journalists attracted by the gossip.
A stalwart of the London party for nearly 30 years - she has been a Richmond councillor since 1978 - Hamwee was rewarded with a peerage by Paddy Ashdown in 1991.
As chairman of the Association of London Government and leader of Haringey council since 1987, Harris is a Blairite loyalist who was rewarded with a life peerage in 1998.
www.guardian.co.uk /elect2000/article/0,2763,217967,00.html   (1722 words)

 London Assembly seeks to learn lessons from bombing attacks - Irna
London's devolved assembly is launching a four-month long inquiry to learn lessons from the series of bombing attacks in the capital's transport system on July 7 that killed 56 people.
The inquiry, being carried out by the assembly's London Resilience Scrutiny Committee, said it will focus on the experience of ordinary Londoners and visitors to the capital who were caught up in the events.
The London Assembly, set up in 2000, acts as a check and balance on the capital's major and investigates issues of concern to Londoners.
www.irna.ir /en/news/view/line-20/0509096189170558.htm   (301 words)

 SocietyGuardian.co.uk | Local Government | Livingstone wants London assembly scrapped
Ken Livingstone today said the 25-strong London assembly should be scrapped and replaced with a committee of London borough leaders because its members were "not doing any work".
The London mayor's recommendation came at the end of a question-and-answer debate with the capital's regional heads.
The time was therefore now right to scrap the assembly altogether and set up a committee from the Association of London Government, the local government lobbying organisation that is made up of London council leaders.
society.guardian.co.uk /localgovt/story/0,7890,1589786,00.html   (409 words)

 The Gla The London Assembly Whats The Difference You Ask (from News Shopper)
The London Assembly comes under the Mayor, although I’m not sure what the GLA is. Perhaps, it covers a wider area of London.
The Greater London Authority (GLA) is run by Mayor Ken Livingstone, who is in turn held to account by the London Assembly.
The GLA has executive powers and includes a group of officers/employees while the London Assembly is a body of 25 elected representatives who also have executive roles but whose main duty is to provide accountability of the Mayor.
www.newsshopper.co.uk /news/lewgreennews/display.var.422565.0.the_gla_the_london_assembly_whats_the_difference_you_ask.php   (909 words)

 UKIP London Assembly: Another challenge to the Conservative leader
They are not only useless and expensive but a serious and unwarranted breach of individual liberty; they change the relationship between the citizen and the state: instead of the state being at the disposal of its citizens, they become its servants.
At the London Assembly we have already made the point that our objections could be overcome if it were proved incontrovertibly that ID cards are essential, useful and indispensable in the fight against terror.
When asked by UKIP London Assembly Leader Damian Hockney: "Is there any evidence that compulsory identity cards would help protect London from a terrorist attack?" the Metropolitan Police representative produced no such evidence.
ukiplondonassembly.blogspot.com /2004/12/another-challenge-to-conservative.html   (449 words)

 BBC - London - TV & Radio - Politics - London's first Assembly breaks for half term   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Assembly members sit on all but one of these - we question whether in reality they have more power in other parts of the London family.
From London weighting to HIV in the capital, our Ambulance service and the crisis in GP recruitment, the Assembly has investigated, raised and lobbied on some important issues.
Tim Donovan will be joined by Assembly members from all four parties on the Politics Show this Sunday for the final analysis.
www.bbc.co.uk /london/insideldn/politics/politics_020504.shtml   (487 words)

 BMF > Region 5, London Section > The Mayor, London Assembly, etc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Mayor's role as the executive of the strategic authority for London is to promote economic development and wealth creation, social development, and the improvement of the environment.
The London Assembly comprises 25 members, all elected at the same time as the Mayor.
The Assembly is also able to investigate other issues of importance to Londoners, publish its findings and recommendations, and make proposals to the Mayor.
www.bmf.co.uk /region05/current/gla_info.html   (201 words)

 London Assembly Members   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The London Assembly scrutinises the Mayor's activities, questioning the Mayor about his decisions.
There are 14 Constituency Assembly members, each representing a separate area of London (each constituency is made up of two or three complete London boroughs).
To view a short biography of any member, visit the GLA website: A map of the constituencies listing London Assembly members also available at www.london.gov.uk.
www.blacklondon.org.uk /gla/londassmem.htm   (164 words)

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Londoners can vote for the 25 members of the London Assembly.
The London Assembly is an independent body that monitors the Mayor's performance.
The London Assembly acts as a check and balance on the Mayor, making sure that the Mayor is always doing the best for London.
www.choicefm.net /Article.asp?id=25649   (259 words)

 This Is Local London
It was the Kate Moss scandal of a century ago: a snapshot painting of a famous Parisian actress, dressed like a prostitute, staring blankly ahead with the 19th century equivalent of cocaine in front of her.
THE London Assembly is calling on Mayor Ken Livingstone to draft an action plan to stop disruption and delays on the Northern Line.
About 12 miles of the flood barriers that protect 1.25 million east Londoners are in a poor state, a new report warns.
www.thisislocallondon.co.uk   (337 words)

 London assembly starts with row over 'stitch-up'
THE London assembly dispensed with ceremony when it met for the first time yesterday in the borrowed premises of an evangelical church.
The Tories tried to limit the assembly's powers to cooperate with Mr Livingstone to impose congestion charges on London's drivers, but were voted down.
Mr Livingstone, not a member of the assembly, was there to observe, sitting at the back beside the flag of Communist China.
www.portal.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/2000/05/13/nass13.html   (356 words)

 London Assembly - Scrutiny into HIV & AIDS
The London Assembly wrote in early 2003 advising their forthcoming consideration of HIV/AIDS in London.
The London Assembly expect the scrutiny process to highlight the issue of prevention and highlight everyday challenges experienced by those living with the virus, including challenges faced by family members, carers and supporters.
They will then highlight the implications for London of HIV/AIDS, particularly since nationally, the Capital has the greatest proportion of people living with the virus.
www.ukcoalition.org /london/scrutiny.html   (290 words)

 Labour votes against cash to protect London (London Assembly Liberal Democrats)
London Labour Assembly members voted against a Liberal Democrat Assembly motion that expressed dismay at the Government's delays in providing additional 'resilience' funding, 15 months after the terrorist attacks.
Mike Tuffrey, Liberal Democrat Assembly member, said after the Assembly meeting: "It is deplorable that the Labour Party refused to support our direct call on Government to provide funding to the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority to purchase specialised vehicles and equipments for use in the event of large-scale terrorist incidents.
It is shocking that Labour Party Assembly members care more about toeing their party line than ensuring that London gets the additional money it needs to protect its citizens.
www.glalibdems.org.uk /news/73.html   (365 words)

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