Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Zone 1 Mayor

At the latest question time Conservative Andrew Pelling asked the following question:

Andrew Pelling: Please list your visits as Mayor to each London Borough since the last Mayoral election in 2004.

The Mayor replied with a long list which showed the following numbers of visits since May 2004:


Westminster 10
Tower Hamlets 8
Newham 5
Camden 5

Occasional Visits

Southwark 4
Hackney 3
Lambeth 3
Ealing 2
Enfield 2
Greenwich 2
Lewisham 2
Barnet 2
Haringey 2
Bromley 2

As Often as Havana

Brent 1
Croydon 1
Merton 1
Wandsworth 1
Kensington & Chelsea 1
Waltham Forest 1
Sutton 1

No Go Areas

Barking & Dagenham
Richmond Upon Thames

The Mayor needs to get out more in the New Year - he has a lot of ground to cover.


Barkingside21 said...

Haven't seen you much round here either!
Wanna come and speak at our AGM in April??

Roger Evans said...

Ouch! That's a touch harsh - but I'd be delighted to accept your invitation. Hope we can catch up early in the New Year and get an update of Barkingside 21 activities.

Duncan Webster said...

I have to say that Livingstone not having visited Islington is probably a good thing for us Islington residents!

He would have probably only been here to cause trouble.

Neil Harding said...

As the mayor lives in Brent, he has done well to only visit it once. As peteblogging points out these figures are a little misleading.

Roger Evans said...


The figures were supplied by the Mayor in response to a fair question, so there is nothing 'misleading' about them.

To get the numbers that you and Pete want, we would need to ask Livingstone how many nights he spent at home - and he would be within his rights to refuse to answer such an intrusive question.

This entry, and the 18 Doughty Street ad, refer to official visits on business. They show that our Mayor has officially visited Havana more times than he has visited Havering since his last election, which is unsatisfactory.