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The Greater London Authority

Published Thursday, June 7, 2018

This briefing paper summarises the role and powers of the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority.

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This note summarises the role and powers of the Mayor of London, including the changes introduced by the Greater London Authority Act 2007. It also describes the role and powers of the London Assembly. It provides explanations of the electoral system and the system of government within the Greater London Authority, with some notes on current policy priorities.

Details on policy developments in London are available in Library briefings on Roads: charging in London; London Underground; Crossrail 1 and 2; and planning in London.

Commons Briefing papers SN05817

Author: Mark Sandford

Topics: Devolution, Local government, Regional assemblies

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