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

March 2014 Mayor’s Question Time answers

Below are the answers to written questions submitted to the Mayor by Joanne in March 2014. Water Cannon Question No: 2014/1440 Joanne McCartney Have you come to a decision about whether to fund water cannon for London? Written response from the Mayor Yes. I have carefully considered the responses to the consultation and extensive poll and … Continue reading March 2014 Mayor’s Question Time answers

February 2014 Mayor’s Question Time answers

Below are the answers to written questions submitted to the Mayor by Joanne in February 2014. PCSOs Question No: 2014/1045 Joanne McCartney What plans do you have to rebuild the numbers of PCSOs in London? Written response from the Mayor PCSOs will continue to play a vital role in keeping London safe, but my budget … Continue reading February 2014 Mayor’s Question Time answers