On Tuesday 20 March, over 50 members from WPA and CPA (London Property Alliance) joined us for a pre-election breakfast briefing with the London Communications Agency to discuss and analyse the upcoming London local elections.
Robert Gordon Clark, Executive Chairman at London Communications Agency
Chris Madel, Partner and Board Director at London Communications Agency
Professor Tony Travers, Director of LSE London
The seminar started with a contextual overview of the upcoming elections provided by Robert Gordon Clark who noted that housing was the number one election issue for Londoners. This was followed by a detailed analysis by Chris Madel on the political make up of 10 Central London boroughs (Camden, City of Westminster, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Islington, Lambeth, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Wandsworth), potential vote swings and what this might mean for development in those boroughs. The briefing ended with closing remarks by Professor Tony Travers and a lively Q&A session.
The event was hosted under the new name for joint WPA and CPA events and engagement, London Property Alliance, which will provide a platform for both associations to work closer with surrounding boroughs, the Mayor of London and central Government on key issues which impact central London real estate.