Joanne throws weight behind the Mayor’s budget

Local London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney AM threw her weight behind the Mayor of London’s budget today in a bid to support policing and other vital public services in the capital. Ms McCartney joined other Labour AMs to ensure the Mayor’s budget was passed by the London Assembly today. Conservative AMs rejected the Mayor’s budget, … Continue reading Joanne throws weight behind the Mayor’s budget

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. … Continue reading Assembly Member stands up for EU Citizens

Government must clamp down homelessness as winter approaches

At Mayor’s Question Time yesterday, local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, raised the issue of rising homelessness on London’s streets. Her question to the Mayor comes in the wake of the housing charity, Shelter, releasing data revealing that approximately 170,000 Londoners do not have a place to call home. The latest City Hall figures … Continue reading Government must clamp down homelessness as winter approaches

London Overground should be handed control of local rail services

Joanne McCartney AM today asked the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan to provide an update on his discussions with the Government to devolve the Great Northern lines to Transport for London (TfL). An independent report by Chris Gibb, a non-executive director of Network Rail, in 2017 recommended that TfL take over the Great Northern Metro … Continue reading London Overground should be handed control of local rail services

Joanne McCartney questions Mayor on appalling number of London’s children living in poverty

In November 2014 Mayor’s Question Time, I again asked a question to the Mayor on what action he is taking to address the shocking levels of child poverty in London. You can watch a video of the exchange here:   Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) released a child poverty map of the UK in October … Continue reading Joanne McCartney questions Mayor on appalling number of London’s children living in poverty