Mayor of London Sadiq Khan appoints Islington councillor as Deputy Mayor for Housing

Sadiq Khan is appointing Labour councillor James Murray to spearhead his ambitious housing programmes as Deputy Mayor for Housing.

James Murray is currently the lead councillor for housing and development at Islington council, a role he has held since 2010, having first been elected in 2006.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:

“Housing is a top priority and I want all Londoners to be able to buy or rent a decent, affordable home.

“James Murray comes to City Hall with a strong track record of success, having championed the delivery of innovative housing solutions for years. I know he will be a huge asset to the team as we work towards building the thousands of affordable housing London needs.”