London Assembly annual meeting - worth going?

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Wednesday 12 May 2010 6.20pm
hello all,
I see that tomorrow (Thursday 13th, 10am) is the London Assembly's annual meeting, at which they elect/appoint chairs and deputy chairs.

Does anyone know if this is likely to be an interesting meeting, with discussion and debate, or whether the roles will have been divvied up in agreements beforehand leading to a sequence of unopposed nominations?

thanks,
Iain
Wednesday 12 May 2010 6.32pm
The outcome is largely predetermined because the Greens, Lib Dems and Labour will vote together to keep the Conservatives from getting the key roles.

[This agreement between the 'progressive' parties on the Assembly has apparently been renewed despite the coalition government at national level]

But I don't think that will stop the Tories from putting up their own nominations anyway, so there will probably be some lively exchanges.

You can watch all the Assembly's meetings on the web:
http://www.london.gov.uk/who-runs-london/the-london-assembly/webcasts

The minutes of the equivalent meeting last May show that it lasted 1 hour 20 minutes:

http://legacy.london.gov.uk/assembly/assemmtgs/2009/plenaryjun10/item3a-minutes6may.pdf

Mayor's Question Time on 19 May would be a much more interesting meeting to attend.

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Wednesday 12 May 2010 8.07pm
many thanks James,
sadly I'm not usually free for the Question Times, which are generally Wednesdays I think, but a Thursday would have been possible. Perhaps I'll watch the webcast.
best wishes,
Iain

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