Last time Boris Johnson went out to meet Londoners at People’s Question Time there were fireworks inside the auditorium, as Lewisham residents give the Mayor a torrid time over Lewisham Hospital’s future and other cuts. This time it’s being held in Kensington and Chelsea on 5 November, so we suspect the explosions will be outside rather than in.
These events happen just twice a year and are a chance for us, the common folk, to put questions directly to the Mayor and Assembly Members. Topics up for discussion are housing, the economy, transport and policing – though, as we saw in Lewisham, if there’s a burning issue people want to talk about, it can be added to the official agenda.
You don’t have to live locally to attend and it’s free to get in. Register for tickets and you’ll be able to gain entry to the venue early; if there’s any space, non-ticket holders will be allowed in to fill the gaps from 6.45pm before the 7pm start.
People’s Question Time takes place on 5 November, 7pm, in the Sherfield Building at Imperial College London, South Kensington.
Photo by John Kortland from the Londonist Flickr pool.