London entered the 21st century with a brand new government structure.
An additional tier of local government was created called the Greater London Authority (GLA), comprising the Mayor of London and the Assembly. This resulted in most city-wide ‘authority’ powers being vested in London’s first democratically elected Mayor, representing a major step change after a 14 year power vacuum in the city.
With this additional tier of government however, we have seen tensions emerge between the Mayor and local authorities, as well as the Mayor and the Secretary of State. As we look towards the sixth Mayoral term, we consider how the London Mayoralty has faired through various iterations of the London Plan and differing approaches to housing delivery.