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Overseas Visits

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 21st January 2019.

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Photo of Susan Hall Susan Hall Conservative

Can you provide a list of everyone who accompanied the Mayor on his overseas trips since March 2018, broken down by visit, and in which capacity they accompanied him?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As Mayor of London, I have a statutory responsibility to champion London in the UK and abroad, encouraging industry and investment. On each of the below trips I was banging the drum for London, making the case that despite Brexit London remains open to business, investment and talent.

On 10 – 12 March 2018 I attended South By South West technology festival in Austin, Texas. I was accompanied by: Leah Kreitzman, Mayoral Director for External and International Affairs (Advisor to the Mayor); Sarah Brown, Senior Adviser Communications (media management); Simon Rees, Principal International Relations Officer (logistics and operational support).

On 26 October 2018 I visited Brussels and was accompanied by: Leah Kreitzman, Mayoral Director for External and International Affairs; Sarah Brown, Senior Adviser Communications; Simon Rees, Principal International Relations Officer. Ian Catlow, Brussels based Head of London’s European Office, also joined me at the meetings.

On 11 – 13 November 2018 I visited Berlin and Paris and was accompanied by: Leah Kreitzman, Mayoral Director for External and International Affairs; Ali Picton, Head of Mayor’s Private Office; Sarah Brown, Senior Adviser Communications; Dominic Hurley, Head of International Relations (Berlin only); Simon Rees, Principal International Relations Officer (Paris only).

On 6 December 2018 I visited Dublin and was accompanied by: Leah Kreitzman, Mayoral Director for External and International Affairs; Sarah Brown, Senior Adviser Communications; Dominic Hurley, Head of International Relations.