Boris’s time in

Lon­don­ers put Uxbridge & South Ruislip MP and Lon­don Mayor Boris John­son in the spot­light as a Peo­ple’s Ques­tion TIme in Hilling­don on Novem­ber 26. went along

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DUR­ING a lively and pas­sion­ate Lon­don As­sem­bly Peo­ple’s Ques­tion Time at the Beck The­atre, Hayes, nearly 600 at­ten­dees quizzed Mayor Boris John­son and Lon­don As­sem­bly mem­bers on a range of top­ics.

Th­ese in­cluded busi­ness, crime, en­ergy, hous­ing, the well be­ing of the male pop­u­la­tion, and trans­port.

We even learned that Boris had once spent a night sleep­ing rough in the cap­i­tal.

Peo­ple’s Ques­tion Time, or­gan­ised by the Lon­don As­sem­bly, takes place just twice a year and pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for Lon­don­ers to hold the As­sem­bly and Mayor to ac­count.

The event was chaired by Dr Onkar Sa­hota AM, the Lon­don As­sem­bly Mem­ber for Eal­ing and Hilling­don.

The num­ber one topic dur­ing the two hour event was hous­ing. Boris said the so­lu­tion to the af­ford­able hous­ing cri­sis lay in build­ing more homes on the 400,000 square feet of Brown­field sites across the cap­i­tal.

Ad­dress­ing the num­ber of home­less peo­ple sleep­ing rough he spoke of the ‘No Sec­ond Night Out’ scheme whereby staff walk the streets pro­vid­ing ad­vice to the home­less about how they can se­cure them­selves ac­com­mo­da­tion.

As the name sug­gests, if the ad­vice is fol­lowed, no­body should be spend­ing more than one night home­less.

Boris ad­mit­ted that on av­er­age there are around 300 peo­ple sleep­ing rough

n SPOT­LIGHT: Mayor of Lon­don Boris John­son

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