Hackney’s mayor Jules Pipe is set to become Sadiq Khan’s deputy mayor for planning.
Jules Pipe has been the borough’s Labour mayor since October 2002, nearly 14 years.
He has won four elections for the directly-elected post.
A spokesperson for the Mayor of London said that in terms an announcement nothing official had yet been released, and that whoever had revealed the news had “jumped the gun”.
Senior #Labour source says appointment of Jules Pipe as London’s deputy mayor for planning is “definite”. Currently Hackney mayor.
— Samuel Horti (@SamuelHortiPW) June 29, 2016
So – hearing that Sadiq Khan’s deputy mayor for planning will be Jules Pipe, currently mayor of Hackney. Key role re more affordable homes
— Tim Donovan (@BBCTimDonovan) June 29, 2016
Jules Pipe is an exceptionally good choice by @SadiqKhan to be Deputy Mayor for Planning. Predicted it sometime ago …
— PeterBingle (@PeterBingle) June 29, 2016
More to follow.