Tom Copley AM welcomes Sadiq Khan putting an end to “Johnsonian indulgence” of the Garden Bridge

April 28th, 2017

Garden Bridge

Responding to the news that the Mayor of London will not provide Mayoral guarantees for the Garden Bridge project, Labour London Assembly Member Tom Copley AM, said:

“It is excellent news that the Mayor will not be signing the Garden Bridge maintenance guarantee.

“How this project got as far as it has done is beyond belief. From the flawed procurement process, to allegations of conflict of interest, to extremely poor value for money, the Garden Bridge project has been disastrous every step of the way.

“Millions of pounds of public money has been wasted on what is essentially Boris Johnson’s vanity project, despite a range of objections from a number of London Assembly Members. I am absolutely delighted that Mayor Khan is putting an end to this piece of Johnsonian indulgence and placing the interests of Londoners and taxpayers first.

“I’d also like to pay tribute to campaigners from the local community around the South Bank who have fought tirelessly against this bridge, and to the investigative journalism of the Architects’ Journal.”

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Notes

  • Tom Copley AM is a Londonwide Assembly Member

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