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