As a resident of rural West Sussex I had not been following the recent London Mayoral elections with as much attention as I should. So the election of Boris Johnson came as a big surprise to me.
By chance I had a meeting yesterday at Boris’ new home at the GLA (General London Authority) City Hall. The whole building seemed tense with excitement, with great change expected after eight years of Ken in charge. The 800 staff were preparing for an all-staff meeting at 3pm that day to hear the thoughts of their new boss Boris.
As it turned out Boris has been active and created several new roles as well as replacing many of Ken’s lieutenants.
He has also banned alchohol from all London tubes and buses from next month in a bid to crack down on anti-social behaviour. As might be expected the London Evening Standard is following developments closely.
It will be interesting to see what Boris changes and what remains the same in the next four years for London.
One thing I can say for sure is that he will have one of the best views of London from his office.