Give Us the Power: Does London Need a New Deal from Westminster?

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After Scotland’s landmark referendum, Westminster is under pressure to hand back power to the English regions too. But what about London?

The capital is Europe’s largest city and the motor of the UK economy. Yet our City Hall enjoys limited powers compared to those of Paris or New York. With a landmark general election little more than six months away, the Mayor is calling for London to be given greater control over its taxes and its destiny. But others fear the fragmentation of the UK. And there are some who resent London’s power – and demand for more of it.

Join us for a public debate on this vital issue, hosted at the Guildhall by the Evening Standard, Centre for London and the City of London: “Give us the power: does London need a new deal from Westminster?”


Chair: Faisal Islam, Political Editor, Sky News

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London Greater London Authority

Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England

Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor, Greater London Authority

Iain Martin, Journalist and Political Commentator

Polly Toynbee, Columnist, The Guardian

Professor Tony Travers, Director, LSE London


This event has been generously supported by

Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, United Kingdom


Guildhall, Gresham Street, London, United Kingdom