Annual State Of London Debate With The Mayor

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Londoners are going to be able to question the Mayor, Boris Johnson, using Twitter, radio and the Greater London Authority website in the Annual State of London Debate.

Topics covered in the debate - the first to be organised in this way - will be wide-ranging, from the Mayor's Annual Report to his plans for spending in the capital, the economy, environment, policing and transport.

Alongside the main debate on June 24, there will be two discussion sessions where Londoners can question the Mayor’s senior team on the following topics:

Economy & Policing – with Anthony Browne, Mayoral Policy Director for Economic Development and Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor for Policing

Environment & Transport – with Isabel Dedring, Mayoral Advisor on the Environment and Kulveer Ranger, Mayoral Advisor on Transport.

There will be live links from the discussion rooms to the Chamber during the evening, which takes place from 6-8pm at City Hall, 110 The Queen's Walk.

The event will be chaired by LBC 97.3FM breakfast show presenter, Nick Ferrari.

How to get involved in this year’s State of London Debate:

Online – by watching the event live on the GLA website at: and submitting questions during the event

Radio – LBC 97.3 FM will be offering a schedule of programmes including phone-in sessions and the opportunity to meet and question the Mayor in person. For listing details go to:

Twitter – Londoners can follow the event on Twitter at and submit questions during the event @mayoroflondon

Tickets – You can attend either the debate with the Mayor in the Chamber or go to the discussion rooms and put questions directly to the his advisors on the Economy, Environment, Policing and Transport. But only a limited number of tickets will be available.

There is an online draw for 300 free tickets at or you can call 020 7983 4762 (answerphone service).

June 5, 2010