As Sadiq Khan settles into his role as the new Mayor of London, our briefing sets out 10 pieces of advice that will enable him to hit the ground running.
These lessons have been drawn from interviews with current and former senior political advisors and Greater London Authority (GLA) senior executives, conducted under Chatham House rules. Each of these interviewees offered their own insights on the last decade and a half of London government, the approaches that have worked, the pitfalls to avoid, and the things they wish they had understood better at the time.
The interviews highlight a need for Sadiq Khan to have a clear understanding of what he wants to achieve, the powers at his disposal, and how he intends to maximise his broader political power as the directly elected leader of the capital. The way in which the new Mayor chooses to organise his office, appoint his team, prioritise policies, and interact with key figures outside of City Hall will all be key to his chances of success.
Here are the 10 lessons in one handy gif: