Press Release

Our response to the appointment of the new Minister for London

Responding to the announcement of Greg Hands as Minister for London, Antonia Jennings, CEO of Centre for London, said:

This sizeable cabinet reshuffle needs to mark a turning point for the government. After extensive changes in recent years, Londoners need stability and brave leadership to ensure the challenges they face are recognised and addressed.

Congratulations to Greg Hands, newly appointed as Minister for London. As London’s think tank, we look forward to working together towards our vision of a successful and sustainable London. I’m proud to call myself a Londoner, and hope that London’s new Minister feels the same.

I also want to thank Paul Scully who, during the last four years as Minister for London, has advocated for the importance of our capital in the national agenda. Paul has been a crucial supporter of Centre for London’s mission to make London work for all Londoners. He took his role to strengthen and grow London very seriously. I wish him all the best for the future, and look forward to continuing to work with him as MP for Sutton and Cheam.”

Having navigated through the recent economic shocks of Brexit and the pandemic, our is now facing yet more challenges, as we approach both a crucial Mayoral election campaign and the next General Election. We need a steady hand to steer London through this unprecedented storm. We look forward to working with the new Minister for London to ensure the needs of Londoners are heard.”