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The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) was a functional body of the
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(GLA), established under the
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. Its principal purpose was to run the London Fire Brigade. The 17 members of LFEPA were appointed annually by the
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. Eight were nominated from the
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, seven from the
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s and two were Mayoral appointees. It replaced the London Fire and Civil Defence Authority, on 3 July 2000. Under the Policing and Crime Act 2017, LFEPA was abolished in April 2018 and replaced with the London Fire Commissioner, a new governance arrangement within the Greater London Authority.


Members

Members for 2016/17 were as follows: The current chair is Dr Fiona Twycross, who was appointed by
Mayor of London The Mayor of London is the head of the executive of the Greater London Authority. The current mayor is Sadiq Khan, who took office on 9 May 2016. The position was held by Ken Livingstone from the creation of the role on 4 May 2000 until he wa ...
Sadiq Khan in May 2016.


Controversy

In June 2007 the Labour Mayor, Ken Livingstone, refused to re-appoint all but one of the Conservative and Liberal Democrat LFEPA members on the grounds that "the nominations failed to tackle the under representation of women and Black, Asian and ethnic Londoners on the authority." The ''Evening Standard'' reported that the mayor's political opponents were likely to seek a High Court injunction to reverse the decision. A compromise was eventually reached whereby the Mayor replaced one of the male Conservative London Assembly Members, Bob Blackman (politician), Bob Blackman, with Angie Bray and appointed the London Councils' nominations on a temporary basis until August.
/ref> These appointments were extended to June 2008.


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* [https://archive.today/20130505092120/http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23561576-race-claim-firemans-colleagues-put-eggs-in-his-boots.do] * https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1375233/I-was-the-victim-of-a-racist-witch-hunt-says-fireman.html

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