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NICKY GAVRON APPOINTED AS LONDON'S DEPUTY MAYOR

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Nicky Gavron, who was Ken Livingstone's running mate during the election, takes up her post immediately. ...
Nicky Gavron, who was Ken Livingstone's running mate during the election, takes up her post immediately.

As deputy mayor, Ms Gavron will play a key role in Mr Livingstone's new administration. She will continue to be involved in advising the mayor on strategic planning decisions.

In addition, Mr Livingstone announced today that Ms Gavron will play a leading role in the development and implementation of the mayor's environmental policies, including the establishment of a Climate Change Agency for the capital, focusing primarily on CO2 emissions and energy policy.

Ms Gavron will also play a leading role on the agenda for women in London, as well as on children and family policies. She will contribute at a senior level to the mayor's work with the London boroughs.

The deputy mayor will sit on a number of key committees that advise the mayor including the Greater London Authority Integration Unit.

Mr Livingstone said:

'I am pleased that I will have a Labour deputy mayor for the full four year term. Nicky Gavron was an important part of my last administration. She will continue to play a lead role supporting me on strategic planning and her additional responsibilities for this second term in helping me develop policies on the environment and families are a reflection of Nicky's commitment to London.'

Ms Gavron said:

'I'm delighted that Ken has been re-elected and to be working alongside him as his deputy. We have agreed I shall focus on two major challenges, making London the green capital of Europe and turning it into a more child-friendly city.'

The deputy mayor is automatically a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority.

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