London Mayor Ken Livingstone and Minister for London Jim Fitzpatrick MP will launch Operation Black Voteâ€™s Who runs London?, a booklet and interactive website that map out the governance of the city of London. The 130 page booklet and website will list the capitals strategic decision making institutions including the GLA, GOL, the 32 London councils and provide information on their role and why ordinary citizens might contact them.
The website and booklets will be an indispensable resource for community groups, individuals and students of citizenship. The launch event will take place tomorrow at the Thistle Victoria Hotel, Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0SJ from 11am-12pm (Wednesday 25th April).
This is most definitely to be welcomed, although I found the list of BME and Media organisations painfully inadequate. For the former it focuses mostly on the usual suspect of religious bodies (how is ‘Sikhs in England’ even vaguely influential?) and misses out other key bodies such as womens organisations (Newham Asian Womens Project, Southall Black Sisters, Al-Nisa Society etc). Those sections need much more work, but the main bit looks quite handy.
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