Outgoing TfL Chief faces London Assembly

This morning outgoing Transport Commissioner Bob Kiley faced tough questioning in the London Assembly about his controversial departure from Transport for London, the £745,000 pay-off he is receiving from Mayor Ken Livingstone and his new role as a Mayoral consultant.

Commenting, Chairman of the London Assembly Transport Committee and Conservative Member Roger Evans said, “Bob Kiley offered distinctly limited value for money for Londoners. His salary was astronomical, his Belgravia grace-and-favour townhouse an outrageous extravagance.


“Buses have improved but given the money thrown at them Mickey Mouse could have done that. The Tube is still crawling along. Meanwhile, passengers have suffered record inflation-busting fare increases and a 60% increase in the congestion charge.”


Mr Kiley stunned the Assembly when he said of the four-year contract he signed in November 2004 to stay on as Commissioner: “I never saw this as a four year contract”.


Mr Evans added, “This is absurd. Mr. Kiley has admitted he never intended to fulfill his contract. On this basis he should be paying Londoners for breaking his contract. Instead, Ken Livingstone is giving him a £745,000 pay-off. Londoners have been ripped-off.”



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