London assembly for North East London — fighting your corner at City Hall

I was delighted to be invited to the Mayor of London’s Black History Month debate at City Hall on Monday, which focused on the history of businesses and entrepreneurship from the perspective of black people in Britain.

Tim Campbell, the Mayor’s Ambassador for Training and Enterprise and former winner of The Apprentice, chaired the debate in front of an audience that included young people from the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington.

London is a wonderfully diverse city, and Black History Month enables us all to celebrate this. I am pleased that the Mayor has held an event to mark Black History Month this year, something that he has not done previously, and hope that he continues in this vein over the remainder of his Mayoralty.

I was especially pleased to host the young people and their teacher from the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, who got the opportunity to ask questions to the panel and get an insight into the workings of City Hall.

I wish everyone a happy Black History Month, and hope that, however you are marking it, your celebrations are fun-filled and provide the opportunity to celebrate the history and diversity of our fantastic capital.