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Lee Jasper

5/3/2008

Sadly, we have just been informed that Lee Jasper tendered his resignation as senior advisor to the Mayor of London this evening.

It is therefore our understanding that he will not be speaking to the London Assembly tomorrow morning at 10AM and your attendance is no longer necessary.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and have endeavoured to bring this information to you as quickly as possible.

Thank you again for your patience and support.

A spokesperson for the Greater London Authority said:

“The record of the GLA in dealing with racism in London has been outstanding. Racist attacks have been reduced by more than a half in eight years, and last year racist attacks rose by 12 per cent in the UK as a whole by fell by 14 per cent in London.

“Operation Trident, aimed against black gun crime, has been an outstanding success with the arrest of many dozens of criminals engaged with guns without a single shot being fired.

“The GLA is an exemplary authority achieving national recognition in the country in regard to equality and procurement.

“Lee Jasper played a leading role in regard to these, and no evidence has been presented for the criminal allegations presented by the Evening Standard.

“However Lee Jasper has stated that in light of material published today that he has tendered his resignation. The Mayor has accepted it.”

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