Assembly Member stands up for EU Citizens

During Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall yesterday, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM questioned the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, on whether the Government’s current stance on Brexit protects London and Londoners.

Ms McCartney highlighted concerns from residents that the current EU Citizens Settled Status pilot requires documentary evidence, which is not always readily obtainable. She also highlighted that local authority cuts will make it difficult for them to assist as they would like.

In his response, Mayor Khan stated that he is lobbying the Government to ensure that the process is as easy as possible, so the one million EU Citizens in London can carry on as normal.

Labour London Assembly Member for Enfield & Haringey, Joanne McCartney AM, said:

“I welcome the comments made by the Mayor yesterday. It will help reassure EU Londoners that their concerns and voices are being heard and that the Mayor is on their side throughout the Brexit process.”