London’s first night mayor will be Amy Lamé, a DJ, comedian, writer and broadcaster.
Introduced my mayor Sadiq Khan, Lamé (who’s past work has included saving the iconic gay venue Royal Vauxhall Tavern) states:
“It’s a privilege to be London’s very first Night Czar. I can’t wait to hit the streets and have loads of ideas of what I can do for revellers, night-time workers, businesses and stakeholders.”
Tasked with the “toughest gig in City Hall,” Lamé will be tasked with turning London into a thriving 24 hour city in the vain of Amsterdam and Berlin, although with the British capital recently being named the world’s most expensive city, this should be no easy task. Either way, the position comes with 2.5 days/week of work, to the tune of £35,000 salary (an amount that would not allow her to live comfortable in London).
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