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For a fairer London

Published: 19 Jan 2017


On Thursday 12th January, The London Fairness Commission hosted it's first annual lecture, For a Fairer London, at Queen Mary University.

Matthew Ryder QC, The Deputy Mayor for Social Intergration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement, was the key note speaker at the event and was joined by Lord Victor Adebowale, the Chair of the Commission.

Despite extreme weather across London that evening, 75 guests filled the Arts 2 Lecture Theatre and the evening began with a speech from Principal of the University, Simon Gaskell.

Lord Adebowale then took to the stage and spoke on the work of the Commission, the importance of fairness and the need to keep it on the agenda, before introducing the Deputy Mayor.

Mr Ryder gave his key note speech, explaining what his role entails and how the Mayor intends to act on the reccommendations in the the Commission's final report to make London a fairer city for all. This was followed by a Q&A with the audience where issues such as the wealth gap between rich and poor and rising number of hate crimes where discussed.

For more details on what was discussed at the lecture and what the Mayor's office is doing to address the issue of fairness, read our notes here.

If you have yet to read the London Fairness Commission's final report and their reccommendations for the Mayor, read it in full.