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The LONDON ASSEMBLY is an elected body, part of the Greater London Authority , that scrutinises the activities of the Mayor of London and has the power, with a two-thirds majority, to amend the Mayor's annual budget and to reject the Mayor's draft statutory strategies. The assembly was established in 2000 and meets at City Hall on the south bank of the River Thames
River Thames
, close to Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge
. The assembly is also able to investigate other issues of importance to Londoners (transport , environmental matters, etc.), publish its findings and recommendations, and make proposals to the Mayor.

CONTENTS

* 1 Assembly members

* 1.1 Structure of the assembly * 1.2 List of assembly members

* 2 List of chairs of the assembly * 3 Committees * 4 Result maps * 5 References * 6 External links

ASSEMBLY MEMBERS

The assembly comprises 25 members elected using the Additional Member System of proportional representation . Elections take place every four years – at the same time as for the Mayor . There are 14 constituencies each electing one member, with a further 11 members elected from a party list to make the total members from each party proportional to the votes cast for that party across the whole of London
London
using a modified D\'Hondt allocation. A party must win at least 5% of the party list vote in order to win any seats. Members of the assembly have the post-nominal title 'AM'. The annual salary for a London
London
Assembly member is approximately £55,000.

Since its creation in 2000, twelve assembly members have subsequently been elected to the House of Commons : David Lammy , Meg Hillier and Diana Johnson for Labour; Andrew Pelling , Bob Neill , Angie Bray , Bob Blackman , Eric Ollerenshaw
Eric Ollerenshaw
, Victoria Borwick , James Cleverly and Kit Malthouse for the Conservatives; and Lynne Featherstone for the Liberal Democrats. One assembly member, Jenny Jones , was appointed to the House of Lords as the first life peer for the Green Party, and sat in the assembly until May 2016. Sally Hamwee , Graham Tope and Toby Harris were life peers elected to the assembly, while Lynne Featherstone and Dee Doocey were appointed peers after leaving the assembly. In addition, Val Shawcross , Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark
Southwark
was selected, but unsuccessful, as the Labour parliamentary candidate for the constituency of Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Southwark
at the 2010 general election. Andrew Dismore , Graham Tope , and Richard Tracey are all former MPs who were later elected to the assembly. One assembly member – John Biggs , former AM for City and East – became the directly-elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets in 2015. He is currently serving as the Mayor.

STRUCTURE OF THE ASSEMBLY

London
London
Assembly elections have been held under the Additional Member System . With a set number of constituencies elected on a first-past-the-post system and a set number London-wide on a closed party list system.

in December 2016 an Electoral Reform Bill, was introduced which would have changed the election system to first-past-the-post . At the 2017 UK General Election , the Conservative Party manifesto proposed changes to how the assembly is elected, to first-past-the-post.

POLITICAL PARTY ASSEMBLY MEMBERS

2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

Labour 9 7 8 12 12 12 / 25

Conservative 9 9 11 9 8 8 / 25

Green 3 2 2 2 2 2 / 25

UKIP
UKIP

2

2 2 / 25

Liberal Democrat 4 5 3 2 1 1 / 25

British National Party
British National Party

1

0 / 25

LIST OF ASSEMBLY MEMBERS

Further information: London Assembly constituencies

CONSTITUENCY MEMBER POLITICAL PARTY

Barnet and Camden Andrew Dismore

Labour Co-operative
Labour Co-operative

Bexley and Bromley Gareth Bacon

Conservative

Brent and Harrow Navin Shah

Labour

City and East Unmesh Desai

Labour

Croydon and Sutton Stephen O\'Connell

Conservative

Ealing and Hillingdon Onkar Sahota

Labour

Enfield and Haringey Joanne McCartney

Labour Co-operative
Labour Co-operative

Greenwich and Lewisham Len Duvall
Len Duvall

Labour Co-operative
Labour Co-operative

Havering and Redbridge Keith Prince
Keith Prince

Conservative

Lambeth and Southwark
Southwark
Florence Eshalomi

Labour Co-operative
Labour Co-operative

Merton and Wandsworth Leonie Cooper

Labour Co-operative
Labour Co-operative

North East Jennette Arnold

Labour Co-operative
Labour Co-operative

South West Tony Arbour

Conservative

West Central Tony Devenish
Tony Devenish

Conservative

Additional Members London-wide Nicky Gavron
Nicky Gavron

Labour Co-operative
Labour Co-operative

Fiona Twycross

Labour

Tom Copley

Labour

Andrew Boff

Conservative

Susan Hall

Conservative

Shaun Bailey

Conservative

Siân Berry

Green

Caroline Russell

Green

Peter Whittle

UKIP
UKIP

David Kurten

UKIP
UKIP

Caroline Pidgeon
Caroline Pidgeon

Liberal Democrat

COMPOSITION OF LONDON ASSEMBLY, 2000 – 2016 Green Party Labour Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Party UKIP
UKIP
BNP

LIST OF CHAIRS OF THE ASSEMBLY

Chairs of the assembly NAME ENTERED OFFICE LEFT OFFICE POLITICAL PARTY

Trevor Phillips May 2000 May 2001

Labour

Sally Hamwee May 2001 May 2002

Liberal Democrat

Trevor Phillips May 2002 February 2003

Labour

Sally Hamwee February 2003 May 2004

Liberal Democrat

Brian Coleman May 2004 May 2005

Conservative

Sally Hamwee May 2005 May 2006

Liberal Democrat

Brian Coleman May 2006 May 2007

Conservative

Sally Hamwee May 2007 May 2008

Liberal Democrat

Jennette Arnold May 2008 May 2009

Labour

Darren Johnson May 2009 May 2010

Green

Dee Doocey May 2010 May 2011

Liberal Democrat

Jennette Arnold May 2011 May 2013

Labour

Darren Johnson May 2013 May 2014

Green

Roger Evans May 2014 May 2015

Conservative

Jennette Arnold May 2015 May 2016

Labour

Tony Arbour May 2016 May 2017

Conservative

Jennette Arnold May 2017 incumbent

Labour

COMMITTEES

The assembly has formed the following committees:

* Audit Panel * Budget and Performance Committee * Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee * Confirmation Hearings Committee * Devolution Working Group * Economy Committee * Education Panel * Environment Committee * GLA Oversight Committee * Health Committee * Housing Committee * Online Crime Working Group * Planning Committee * Police and Crime Committee * Regeneration Committee * Transport Committee

The Police and Crime Committee was set up under the terms of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 in order to scrutinise the work of Mayor\'s Office for Policing and Crime , which replaced the Metropolitan Police Authority . The chair of the Police and Crime Committee is Joanne McCartney, deputy chairs are Caroline Pidgeon and Jenny Jones, and other members are Tony Arbour, Jeanette Arnold, John Biggs, Victoria Borwick, Len Duvall
Len Duvall
and Roger Evans.

RESULT MAPS

Note that these maps only show constituency results and not list results.

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2000 results *

2004 results *

2008 results *

2012 results *

2016 results

REFERENCES

* ^ "Gareth Bacon". Glaconservatives.co.uk. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2016-08-15. * ^ "Localism Act 2011". Legislation.gov.uk. 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2015-04-03. * ^ "BBC News – How the London
London
election works". Bbc.co.uk. 25 April 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. * ^ " London
London
Assembly Members". The London
London
Assembly. Mayor of London, the London
London
Assembly and the Greater London
Greater London
Authority. * ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/electoral-reform-proportional-representation-pr-system-london-assembly-electoral-reform-bill-a7492531.html * ^ http://www.mayorwatch.co.uk/tories-confirm-london-assembly-also-faces-election-rules-shake-up/ * ^ "Committee structure London
London
City Hall". London.gov.uk. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2016-08-15. * ^ "Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011". Legislation.gov.uk. 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2015-01-29.

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