Honorary Founder Supporters

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Honorary Founder Supporters include Former Mayor Ken Livingstone, the Campaign for Better Transport, ClientEarth, Environmental Protection UK, Friends of the Earth and the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies.  Leading politicians from all the main parties are also included

Mayor Johnson says: “I fully support the principal objective of Clean Air in London which is to seek the improvement of the environment and public health”

Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, said:

“A tremendous group of individuals and organisations have accepted an invitation to become honorary Founder Supporters of Clean Air in London.  They are being honoured for having encouraged and assisted the Campaign for Clean Air in London since it was formally established on 1 February 2007 and for their strong ongoing commitment to the improvement of air quality in London.  Clean Air in London took over responsibility for the campaign from The Knightsbridge Association on 11 November 2010.

“Honorary Founder Supporters include Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London, and leading politicians from the four main parties in London as well as several of the most respected civic, environmental and transport charities.  I must mention particularly Darren Johnson AM, Murad Qureshi AM and Mike Tuffrey AM for their constant day-to-day support over many years.  The leading charities include the Campaign for Better Transport, ClientEarth, Environmental Protection UK (formerly the National Society for Clean Air), Friends of the Earth and the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies.

“Mayor Johnson has written personally saying ‘I fully support the principal objective of Clean Air in London which is to seek the improvement of the environment and public health’.  ‘However, as Mayor of London, I need to retain independence so that I can take the course of action that I feel will most benefit Londoners having considered a wide range of views.  Therefore, I feel that it would be inappropriate for me to become an honorary Founder Supporter of Clean Air in London, although I will support it in any other way I can’.

Simon Birkett went on to say “On behalf of Clean Air in London, I would like to thank warmly all those who have accepted this invitation in recognition of all they have done and are doing to improve air quality in London.  I would also like to thank Mayor Johnson particularly for his letter of encouragement and personal demonstration of support for seeking the improvement of the environment and public health.

“Last but not least, I would like to thank many others who, while not being mentioned, have contributed so much to Clean Air in London over some four years and who understand the need for urgent and radical action to ensure full compliance with health-based air quality laws throughout London.”

*  Please note that Clean Air in London’s individual or other supporters may or may not agree with its stance on every issue.

Honorary Founder Supporters

Organisations

Campaign for Better Transport

ClientEarth

Environmental Protection UK (formerly the National Society for Clean Air)

Friends of the Earth

London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies

Leading politicians

Ken Livingstone, Former Mayor of London, Labour

Sian Berry, Green Party candidate for Mayor of London in 2008

The Lord Berkeley, Labour

Mark Field MP, Conservative

The Rt. Hon. Sir Malcolm Rifkind QC MP, Conservative

Jean Lambert MEP, London, Green

Baroness Ludford MEP, London, Liberal Democrat

Claude Moraes MEP, London, Conservative

Dr Charles Tannock MPE, London, Conservative

Darren Johnson AM, Deputy Chair of the Environment Committee, London Assembly, Green

Jenny Jones AM, Green Party candidate for Mayor of London in 2012

Len Duval AM, Leader of the Labour Group, London Assembly

Jennette Arnold AM, Labour

Nicky Gavron AM, Labour

Joanne McCartney AM, Labour

Murad Qureshi AM, Chair of the Environment Committee, London Assembly, Labour

Navin Shah, AM, Labour

Mike Tuffrey AM, Liberal Democrat

Baroness Doocey AM, Liberal Democrat

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group in the London Assembly

Councillor Paul Braithwaite, Camden, Liberal Democrat

Councillor Tony Devenish, City of Westminster, Conservative

Councillor Quentin Marshall, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Conservative

Councillor Rachael Robathan, City of Westminster, Conservative

Councillor Philippa Roe, City of Westminster, Conservative