GLA Group Press Officer Numbers

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 16th March 2021.

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

How many press officers has the GLA Group employed each year since May 2016? Please give a breakdown by organisation.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The number of press officers employed in the GLA Group since May 2016 are:

GLA

May 2016 to April 2017: 22

May 2017 to April 2018: 23

May 2018 to April 2019: 25

May 2019 to April 2020: 25

These are employed in both the Assembly Secretariat and in the Mayor's Press Office.

LFB

May 2016 to April 2017: 6

May 2017 to April 2018: 6

May 2018 to April 2019: 6

May 2019 to April 2020: 6

LLDC

May 2016 to April 2017: 3

May 2017 to April 2018: 3

May 2018 to April 2019: 3

May 2019 to April 2020: 3

MOPAC & OPDC

MOPAC and OPDC do not employ press officers. Their press and media services are provided by the Mayor’s Press Office at the GLA.

MPS

May 2016 to April 2017: 32

May 2017 to April 2018: 35

May 2018 to April 2019: 36

May 2019 to April 2020: 32

TfL

May 2016 to April 2017: 32.6

May 2017 to April 2018: 30.6

May 2018 to April 2019: 29.6

May 2019 to April 2020: 25.6