Deputy Mayor Kit Malthouse is very keen that no-one should forget how important he is.
This afternoon there was a joint meeting of the Metropolitan Police Authority’s Strategic and Operational Policing Committee and Finance and Resources Committee. Deputy Mayor Kit Malthouse sat in on the meeting. This is not his usual practice but BBC London (with camera) were in attendance and he no doubt wanted to keep an eye on the LibDem AMs* who were grandstanding for a wider audience.
However, he clearly felt it important that in putting his name on the Members’ signing-on sheet he should emphaasise his special status: so against his name he described himself (in block capitals) as ‘CHAIR OF THE ENTIRE AUTHORITY’. A new title, but it leaves us in no doubt …
*Caroline Pidgeon is particularly keen to secure the top position on the LibDems London-wide Assembly list.