Spring Update from Tony Devenish AM, GLA Assembly Member for West Central

Tony Devenish AM writes:

Notting Hill Carnival

I'm working closely with Victoria Borwick MP, Council Leaders Nickie Aiken and Nick Paget-Brown, and Cllrs Tim Coleridge and Antonia Cox for a better and safer Carnival. For more information please click here


Lancaster Gate Closure

I've taken the Mayor to task over the seven-month Central line underground station closure - only one month's notice was given to commuters and businesses before the station closed for seven months. 


Tube Noise

Baker Street, Earls Court, Pimlico and Notting Hill Gate - I've met with residents and continue to keep pushing the Mayor and TfL to sort this out!


Chelsea FC's Stadium Upgrade

While supporting the stadium upgrade, I have highlighted local concerns that the Mayor has approved the design with a 'joined up' plan to mitigate the clogging of local roads and the risk of gridlock. 



TfL fares

Promise: ‘I want to be crystal clear – no ifs, no buts – what you’ll pay if I’m elected Mayor in May 2016 is what you’ll pay at the end of my 4 years in office’

Reality: Daily and weekly caps are rising by an average of 2%, Travelcard season ticket prices are rising by an average of 2%.

Affordable housing

Promise: “Sadiq will set a target for 50 per cent of all new homes in London to be genuinely affordable.”

Reality: His new policy is that he hopes to convince developers to voluntarily meet a target of 35% affordable housing.


Promise: 32,000 police officers on London’s streets.

Reality: Cut the police staffing budget – therefore making it impossible for the Met to have 32,000 officers.


Promise: “plant two million trees by 2020”

Reality:No tree planting has been funded since the beginning of this administration”

Green energy

Promise: Make London run on 100% green energy by 2050.

Reality: Sadiq’s team admit they have no idea what the percentage was when he took over, let alone today, because energy generation is apparently now a matter for central government.


Promise: “Make sure there are zero days of strikes”

Reality: Tube strike travel chaos continues for commuters

Send your questions to me to hold the Mayor to account at the upcoming Mayor's Question Time (18 May, 22 June, 13 July)

Contact me on 020 7983 6576 or email tony.devenish@london.gov.uk

Twitter: @tony_devenish