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Ex-Mayor Livingstone

Ken wants more

In a piece from the London Mayor in tonight’s Evening Standard, titled “Give me the means to help London flourish”, he asks for more power. Tomorrow sees the end of the consultation period on the devolution of more powers to the Mayor. Since the GLA was formed it has spent £120 million on a shiny new building that is too small to accommodate its ever growing payroll and the Mayor has hired a huge team to tell us how great he is. The spending of £3 million a year on the Londoner is just a small proportion of the deluge of self-congratulation coming out of the Mayor’s office.

Next year the Mayor will spend £3 billion. His charge on us has risen 175% in seven years. Should he have more power? Not likely.

For more info see review part of GLA site.

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